Step Father Sets Two Year Old Girl On Fire Over Witchcraft- (Disturbing Photo)

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at 12:37 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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Shock and disbelief gripped the Commission of Inquiry into Witchcraft Accusation and Child Abuse inaugurated by Governor Godswill Obot Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, as it received a two year old girl who had been badly burnt in the buttocks by her step-father.

The child was forced to sit on a glowing fire by her Step-father, one Assam Bassey Amanam, a 35 year old man from Esit Eket who lives in Efoi Eket. Mr. Assam also branded the child with a hot machetes in different parts of her, including her legs, palms and her private parts, according to her mother, Imabong.

“When I returned back from the stream, I saw Assam putting my child on fire with hot machetes in his hand branding her too. I shouted on him and raised alarm. When people stated coming, he brandished the weapons against them too. When he realised that a lot of people were coming he locked up my three month old daughter, picked a motorbike and ran away…” Imabong told the commission.

A member of the commission, and  medical doctor, Dr Okon Edet Akaiso who examined the two year old expressed shock at the level of the inhumane and degrading treatment meted out on the little innocent girl. “This is not an accident; it is a deliberate act…” Dr Akaiso said.

Responding to questions on how she came to the commission, Imabong said that she was taken to CRARN Children Centre Ikot Afaha, Eket where the child was given first aid treat,e and food by director, Mr. Sam Itauma who gave her transportation and attached a staff to take her to the commission. “He gave me N2,000 for transportation and asked one of his staff to take me here. He also asked one of the staff to go and get the police…”

The Chairman of the Commission, His Lordship, Justice Godwin Abraham, promised to send a letter of summon to the man to come and answer questions on why he carried out such brutality on the little child. “This is not something we should take for granted. If he does not come here, I will issue a warrant of arrest on him,” said Justice Abraham.

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State, Barrister Ekpenyong Ntekim, who was apparently in the commission to cross-examine the Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN), out of sympathy to the child, doled out the sum of N5000 to assist in her medical treatment. “This is the prize the society has to pay for superstition; and this why the governor sets up this commission,” Ntekim maintained.

On why he referred the child to the commission, Mr Itauma sent an SMS, “This is what we are being crucified for. But when a two year old child is burnt on fire on account of witchcraft accusation, we therefore don’t need diagnosis to tell whether we need psychologists or psychiatrists to settle our cases.’’
 
Apparently stunned by this spectre of disbelief, this reporter headed for Effoi Eket where he met the mother to Mr Assam Amanam (Mrs Ekaete Amanam), who out of lamentation sang her nunc dimittis thus:

“Assam does not allow me to rest. He wants to kill that small child as he brought people to kill his father in 2001. That time many people were killed. They say they were witches. My husband was not a witch. That is Kufre, his brother. He has broken his head. See, I take care of his children but he beats me as he likes. When police comes, he runs away. Nobody to help me arrest him.”
estilizo at 01:38 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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 :'( OMG,This is a wicked act,poor child,very pathetic.

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popo2009 at 01:51 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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That man will die a Miserable death!!!
What kind of wickedness is this? why are people being
inhumane to little children like this? Poor Child may God save you.
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D4rk-Cuti3 at 02:08 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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very wicked and heartless
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obuekwa at 02:50 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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On the one hand, the dude is wicked. On the other hand, setting the baby ablaze is like making a sacrifice. I think the act has something to do with our immortality ideology.
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monday3 at 04:21 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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the father need to fire  too,wicked man
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emydaddy at 04:33 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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God of mercy, Why all these inhumane acts!! People are heartless these days.
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Omapri at 04:34 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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smh...judge not
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Abolore05 at 04:58 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
this is too inhumane the man should b caught and brought to justice
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okwas at 05:07 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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hummmmm nawaoooo ,ok if the girl is witchcraft why can't him took her to the church for dealiverance ,
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livingday at 07:10 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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Quote from: D4rk-Cuti3 on 02:08 AM, 14 Mar 11
very wicked and heartless

I am shocked. If anybody is a witch or wizard, I think it is him 4 using human sacrifice.
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simele at 08:08 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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the man should be burn too to feel the pains
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Ascondy at 08:11 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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Except the act of a man is like that of the little children he can not enter the kingdom of God.
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john2011_4life at 08:32 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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this is  too baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. let the man be jailed, not taken as a psychiatric case.
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baby14life at 08:40 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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eeeeeeeeeeh this is unbelivable,...that man is wickend .infact he is devil in nature
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Sheree at 08:51 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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Wow! hope he pays for what he did to that little girl Huh? Sad
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blessedme at 09:04 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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too bad
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harold634 at 09:15 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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There is no need to arrest him, the little girl mother should just organize some few men to look 4 him and matchet him to pieces.
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Youngstoriez at 09:21 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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The man will die a very misearable death....how.can he possibly burn a little child out of anger?? That need to be killed with immediate effect....nd d govt must be insane givin just N5000 for assist...of her medical treatment...they are very stupid sef.... Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry......u can imagine wat d govt can give to a poor child whose buttocks has been burnt....for medcal asssitant....the govt are also very stupid...nd wicked....if they let that man go.....i'll oder a luanch of misilesssss to d Nigeria govt for life!
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chicanorose at 09:22 AM, 14 Mar 11 (6 years ago)
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what a sad incident!!!!!!!!!!! i don't even know what to say. na only witch dey know say another person be witch?Huh?Huh?Huh??? i pray the little child recovers quickly

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