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Murder Of Alleged Witch Child In Yenagoa Bayelsa: Project Alert Condemns Killing Of Joshua

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January 17, 2017 – Murder Of Alleged Witch Child In Yenagoa Bayelsa: Project Alert Blames Nigerians, Condemns Killing Of Joshua

A human rights activist and Executive Director of Project Alert, Mrs. Josephine Effah-Chukwuma, condemned the killing of Joshua, a 7-year-old boy tortured to death by his father and step mother in Yenagoa Bayelsa state recently. .

Effah-Chukwuma said the torture and death of the victim was due to the failure of society.

She said:

“This is nothing but a communal failure. Some of the scars on the victim’s body are old, meaning this had been ongoing for sometime without anybody raising the alarm. It is a big shame on us that a child in a community can be treated that way.

“Traditionally, they say it is one person that gives birth to a child, but it is the duty of a community to nurture and protect him. So, I’m wondering where we lost it that a child is being maltreated and we can’t even help him to cry out.

“There is no way that boy was beaten and killed in one day. He died gradually. He must have cried out and called for help, yet nobody came to his rescue. Nobody did anything. We all failed that child.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bayelsa State, ASP Butswat Asinim, confirmed the incident, saying investigations were ongoing.

He said:

“We have a report about a seven-year-old boy that was admitted for injuries inflicted by his stepmother. He later died from the injuries. The stepmother and father have been arrested for their roles. The mother of the child has also shown up and they are all with the police.”



  1. fancy

    January 17, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    Hmmm child bearing is so hard not unto I went through it, hw on earth a woman treat a child ds way lord Jesus this is inhuman

  2. Ami

    January 17, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    Share wickedness. They both should tot in jail .


    January 17, 2017 at 7:56 PM


  4. Endurance

    January 17, 2017 at 9:16 PM

    People now have beast-like hearts without any love of goodness. If a little boy could be maltreated this way and finally killed by his own family, then where can the young ones find protection? Police should see to it that this evil family are severely dealt with. They should be charged to court and be jailed for murdering their son. What kind of human beings are in this planet by the way? People no longer have any second thought? No fear of God? No common sense? Just too bad!

  5. fifelomo

    January 17, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    This is barbaric!

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