Idenyi Abbah, a middle aged woman residing at Anumajogwu, in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State has confessed to killing her 8-year-old daughter, Enyanwu, because she wanted more children.
Currently held at the Ukwo Police Station in Benue State, Abbah, who had one child for her husband, said she became envious when he married a second wife in a quest for more children. She then consulted a juju priest at Ikem in Anambra State, who allegedly asked her to sacrifice her only daughter to the Awube goddess.
“I have been to every part of the country, searching for pastors and native doctors that could help me out of this problem, but have been told almost the same story, that my only daughter was ‘ogbanje’ (witch) and had blocked my womb,” she said. “I had tried to avoid the solution I got from one native doctor at Ikem; until my husband opted for another wife. This move had forced me to do the wish of the gods by killing Enyanwu.”
At the venue of the sacrifice, near the Awube River, around midnight, the said juju priest allegedly arranged for some young men who gang-raped Enyanwu before sacrificing her to the said goddess, while her mother watched.
A resident of the area, who gave his name as Okpe, claimed to have witnessed the murder from a hideout while he was hunting at night; adding that he was powerless to stop the killing because the young men were armed. “They put their knives through her neck after the mother had said some incantation,” he said. “They also raped her before that.”
Okpe said he fled the scene and reported the matter to the village head, who then alerted the police. When police officers and residents of the community stormed the scene of the murder, nobody was found and a search revealed Enyanwu’s mutilated corpse in a shallow grave near the river.
Police authorities in the state say a manhunt has been launched for the murderers and that Abbah will soon be charged to court.
on: 25 Mar 12, 05:51 PM (4 years ago) by jossy4reall
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gud for her.........abeg next
on: 25 Mar 12, 07:17 PM (4 years ago) by winace
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JESUS CHRIST!!! Madness of d highest order. She had only one, now her stupidity has made her loose it and her husband too.
on: 25 Mar 12, 09:35 PM (4 years ago) by amric
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She'll be left with nothing at all
on: 26 Mar 12, 01:27 PM (4 years ago) by zeigbo
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on: 26 Mar 12, 01:30 PM (4 years ago) by Treasure2
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on: 26 Mar 12, 01:31 PM (4 years ago) by bigchi
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UR ONLY CHILD TO BE SACRIFICE BECAUSE UR HUSBAND HAD A SECOND WIFE? TO HELL WITH HIM DIVORCE HIM ANYTHING U WANT BUT NOT KILLING THE POOR GIRL OH MY GOD.......WHAT ARE WE TURNING INTO? DAT A MOTHER COULD WATCH SOME DIRTY PIG RAPED HER ONLY CHILD AND DEN KILL HER?
on: 26 Mar 12, 01:32 PM (4 years ago) by Bettygirls
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on: 26 Mar 12, 01:33 PM (4 years ago) by bigchi
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HOPE SHE GET THE SAME PAIN WAY DAT POOR GIRL GO THROUGH
on: 26 Mar 12, 01:45 PM (4 years ago) by beholdsunshine
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That woman herself is the ogbanje(witch) they are talking about!
on: 26 Mar 12, 01:46 PM (4 years ago) by lanudja
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J.E.S.U.S! Poor child, what a painful death
on: 26 Mar 12, 01:57 PM (4 years ago) by Bachelorette
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on: 26 Mar 12, 02:02 PM (4 years ago) by mallorca
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on: 26 Mar 12, 02:05 PM (4 years ago) by agbonson
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on: 26 Mar 12, 02:08 PM (4 years ago) by degreatchanger5
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THE WOMAN SHOULD ALSO BE SACRIFICED, SHE IS A BIG WITCH
on: 26 Mar 12, 02:43 PM (4 years ago) by beckysan
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this is babaric. poor child wat a painful way t die im sure she was screaming for her mum t help d incident is beta imagined. she is evil
on: 26 Mar 12, 03:05 PM (4 years ago) by GCFR696
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This is wut results from extreme Godlesness
on: 26 Mar 12, 03:19 PM (4 years ago) by systemboy125
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just imagin the amount of stupidity in that woman........ jesus wat a poor chid!!!! mtchew!!
on: 26 Mar 12, 03:26 PM (4 years ago) by ebonyz
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