Police officer, ten other people arrested as angry mob kills two Women over alleged witchcraft
A mob killed two women in Adamawa State over alleged witchcraft.
A police inspector and some vigilante group members were also implicated in the killing.
The Adamawa State Police Command, which on Sunday confirmed the incident, said it had arrested 10 suspects, including the police officer and vigilante members.
The command, in a statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said, “Adamawa State Police Command came across an unfortunate video which has gone viral in some sections of the media, especially social media, where an Inspector of Police and some members of Vigilantes attached to Dumne Divisional Police Headquarters, were sighted maltreating and assaulting three women in an unprofessional manner.
“The women were stripped naked and beaten mercilessly by the mob over the allegation of witchcraft, as a result of which two of them were brutally murdered.”
Nguroje said the suspected police officer, Ahmed Suleiman, as well as the vigilante members and all others seen in the implicating video, 10 of them in all, had been arrested on the order of the state Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola.
He said the CP immediately deployed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, who arrested the officers and all those seen maltreating and assaulting the women, adding, “Equally, the CP has ordered a thorough investigation into the immediate and remote causes of this condemnable incident as well as ensure speedy dispensation of justice.”