Police on Saturday, announced the arrest of 5 suspects believed to have carried out the unlawful killing of a pregnant woman accused of witchcraft in Adamawa.
The State’s police Commissioner Mr Moses Jitoboh, told newsmen that the suspects attacked their victim identified as Ayina Afraimu in Falu village of Guyuk local government area of the state.
It was also gathered that the 32-year-old pregnant woman was attacked with sticks and a rope, after she was accused of supposedly causing the death of persons in the village using metaphysical powers.
“Suspects who committed this nefarious offence are: Abraham Adamu, 18, Malachi Yilafane, 35, Thomas Aji, 54, Zakariya Chorum, 56 and Miss Newana Ilihal, 20”, Jitoboh said.
The police boss revealed plans to charge the suspects to court for culpable homicide, criminal conspiracy and defamation of character.
It is hoped that the diligent prosecution of the suspects may deter acts of violence and restrain persons taking the law into their hands for spurious reasons especially having to do with religious beliefs.
The police command has also arrested 19 other suspects and recovered 3 stolen vehicles, some weapons and other stolen properties within 3 weeks of Jitoboh’s resumption as commissioner.