A man identified as Johnson Amos, 48, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket, Akwa Ibom State, and his wife Uduak Johnson, have been accused of chaining and torturing their children after they were labelled a witch and wizard by a Pastor.
The Child Right And Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) came to the rescue of the children after they got an anonymous tip off that the kids might die of hunger and torture.
According to reports, the father hardly feed them. “We’ve not been going to school for more than a year now. My stepmom, Uduak, took us to many churches to confirm whether we’re witches or not but a pastor told her that we were not witches.
She said that the pastor is a liar. She took us to another church and the prophet there said we are witches. When I denied it, she used a stone to hit my head and blood soaked my whole body and I fainted,” Abasiofon, 12, said.
The man and his wife, however, said they are prepared to go to jail instead of owning the “demonic children.” Mr Amos even wrote a declamation denouncing his children.
The case has been lodged with the Nigeria Police Force, Eket Area Command, while the kids have joined other kids at the CRARN Children Centre, Eket.