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Child in Akure rescued after months of Torture due to being labelled a “Witch”

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A child in Akure has been rescued and is presently going through therapy after being tortured by relatives who labelled her as a “witch”.

Doctor/Activist Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin revealed the case on social media today.

It’s so sad little child was accused of witchcraft in Akure and after all tortures and attempts to kill but she did not die; she was chained in a dog cage without food for months before she was found and brought out by someone. I stumbled on the good people who found andbstarted taking care of her again. What a world!

She shared this information alongside photos of the little girl taken soon after her rescue.

Her swollen legs and injuries are visible in the images.

Dr. Odumakin added;

Her torturers thought her not to survive, but she was rescued after months she was caged and deserted. Largely in rural African parts, geniuses are still victims of primitive ignorance #PeculiarChildNotWitch

Thankfully the child is now healing from her wounds and we hope that her torturers are prosecuted for their crimes.

Religious and community leaders in many parts of Nigeria still label children as “witches” due to reasons such as autism or any behaviour that is perceived as “abnormal”.
Several non-profits are working to stamp out this stigma and bring an end to this terrible issue.

8 Comments

  1. Thatgidigirl

    January 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    This really broke my heart! who does this to a child????

  2. Ronks

    January 21, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    How can we help? Any credible NGO’s?

    • Bimbo

      January 21, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      You can help by calling out your pastors when they make baseless ” witch ” preachings . You can’t treat the symptoms without dealing with the cause.

    • Love Eke

      January 22, 2017 at 3:19 am

      Go to http://www.crarn.net they’re NGO helping such children and championing their cause.

  3. Bimbo

    January 21, 2017 at 10:07 pm

    If christians won’t stop their pastors from preaching inflammatory messages that directly and indirectly cause the violence against vulnerable old women and young children , the government needs to step in to regulate them. How won’t children be tortured and killed ? When peoplelike bishop oyedepo that are supposed to know better are slapping little children in the name of witch hunting.

  4. Nono

    January 22, 2017 at 12:56 am

    @Bimbo, you are possessed. And secondly after waiting for 2000 years, when my Lord Jesus comes; you will surely burn in hell!!!

    • NoIdentityNeed APply

      January 22, 2017 at 10:23 am

      How very Christian of you! I bet Jesus will be proud….seems like you THINK that you have the power to send people to Heaven or Hell.

  5. Anonymous

    January 22, 2017 at 2:08 am

    Omg. What has this child done? The parents are the witches. The life style that they live has led to their failure in life. Why put it on this innocent child? For any human being to treat a child or another human being like this, they must have gone past wickedness and gone into Satanism.

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