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60 Year Old Plateau Man Burns 8 Year Old Girl Alive after Accusing her of Witchcraft




A 60-year-old man in plateau state allegedly burned an 8-year-old girl to death after accusing her of witchcraft.

The man, identified as Yakubu Vong, is currently in police custody in Jos, Vanguard reports.
According to the report:
The suspect was said to have lured the girl to his house where he allegedly forced the girl to confess to being a witch.

It was learned that the girl’s refusal infuriated him and prompted him to bathe her with fuel and set her ablaze, claiming she was a witch.

However, one James Bamu, who is an uncle to the deceased girl, said the girl was innocent, wondering if the suspect had any proof that the girl was a witch.

He described the act as barbaric and demanded that the law deal decisively with the suspect to serve as deterrence to others practising such an evil act.

The girl, who was rushed to the hospital after the incident, died as the result of the burns she suffered.

State Police Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Abuh, who confirmed the incident, described the situation as sad.

He added that the suspect was already in police custody and that investigations were on.

Photo Credit: Vanguard


  1. Naijababeii

    June 18, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    It takes a witch to know a witch. life imprisonment for the man

  2. DrkNite

    June 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    Mental health issues!

  3. Anita

    June 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    Warris Dis? The man should be burnt too, Is he mad or something!

  4. Bennie Egbedinni

    June 18, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    The man is really mad, may her poor soul rest in peace, what a way to die and at such a tender age!, so sad.

  5. Bleed Blue

    June 18, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    This witchcraft nonsense needs to stop already.

    Search within yourself for the cause of your misfortune and stop blaming some imagined coven of witches meeting at 2am to lock your destiny or some sh*t like that!

    Ugh! The backwardness is so infuriating!!!! Poor girl died a horrific death that even armed robbers do not deserve. Evil man!

  6. H

    June 18, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    even if na witch sef, which one be him own to burn her.. deliverance don finish for the world?

  7. nene

    June 18, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    i recollect the story of a boy named Kristy Bamu who was also accused of witchcraft and killed in the uk, are both families related?

  8. Tony

    June 18, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Truth be told this man deserves no sympathy. I am just tired of people playing God. 8 year old child has her life taken away by some old ignorant fool? Imagine what the child would have gone through in her last moments, talk less of the pain of the parents.

    There is no investigation on this issue. The man is a murderer and he did it intentionally. This one no be mental illness. Life imprisonment with Hard Labourrrr.

  9. mama

    June 18, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    evil man indeed…..while some children are possessed with witchcraft deliverance is the only way – and thats strictly with prayers from the bible… no beating, slapping necessary……before anyone come here to say it doesnt exist, that you have not seen does not mean its a lie……no true bible believing christian will take this route…

  10. chi-e-z

    June 18, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    I feel like this man probably raped that girl and to stop her family from knowing killed her. The dead don’t talk so guess we’ll have to decide judgement day. One thing is 4 sure this man is evil and if I was judge I’d sentence him too life imprisonment or death. maniac……… witches,wizards,lizards etc… who cares ignorance is just killing Africans completely I mean an innocent child like that burnt oh burnt to death imagine her flesh peeling from her skin veins popping till she’s beyond saving…Gosh I hope 2 G-d there really is a judgement day so maniacs like this can get the same judgement they pass on others and he can have his flesh burnt off idiot…ugh aggravating.

    • tunmi

      June 19, 2015 at 4:52 am

      That was exactly what I was thinking. He may have raped her and covered it up by killing her

  11. Dumbfounded

    June 19, 2015 at 4:31 am

    What an animal!! He will meet his maker one day. What can he possibly say ” I killed her because i SUSPECTED that she’s a witch God, so open the gate to your everlasting paradise and let me through”
    God—” Umm… Hello, moron…you broke my commandments…thy shall not kill, turn to the left…you are walking towards the wrong gate”…

    May that innocent child RIP

  12. [email protected]

    June 19, 2015 at 10:54 am

    This is evil, this man is a demon and should not be allowed to go back to the society , he should be disolved in an acid bath so tha his soul will go to hell and his body should not be buried

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