Activists In C’ River Demand Justice For Woman Killed Over Alleged Witchcraft

Civil Societies Organisations (CSOs) in Cross River state have called for the arrest and prosecution of killers of a woman accused of being a witchcraft.

Mrs. Martina Okey Itagbor was allegedly killed by youth group at Old Netim, Akamkpa local government after chopping her fingers.

Eye witness said the woman was beaten mercilessly, stripped and the youths poured a bottle of petrol before setting fire on her, accusing her of engaging in witchcraft activities and had been responsible for many death in the community.

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According to the witness, the woman wailed and begged for help but none was forth coming as those willing were afraid of also being attacked by the rampaging youths.

Worried by the ugly incident, the CSOs including Citizens’ Solution Network Agba Jalingo Foundation for Investigative and Accountability Journalism and Association of Cross River Online Journalists (ACROJ) led by by Agba Jaling, in a statement, called on Cross River State Police Command to arrest and prosecute all those involved in the brutal murder of Mrs. Martina Okey Itagbor after subjecting her to all sorts of indignities.

“Mrs. Martina Okey Itagbor needs not be executed extrajudicially by misguided bloodthirsty murderers without her soul getting justice from the State. We demand for justice.

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“This is one extrajudicial killing too many. This primitive and unacceptable murder keep occuring in the state because those who killed innocent women are not usually brought to book.
“For this reason with intention to prevent senseless and reprehensible killings in the future, we the organisations who are signatories to this press statement wish to call on the Nigerian Police Force to see that justice is served as we condemn the murder of Mrs. Martina Okey Itagbor in the strongest terms.

“Let it be in public registry, that it is the statutory responsibilities of the state and its Police Force to see that this primitive killing is brought to an end and the older and defenseless female population get protected from summary torture, humiliation and killings,” the group stated.


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