A witch doctor, acting on the instruction of one Mercy Jummai, has burnt the hands of one Ovey Friday, a 13-year-old boy, in Nasarawa State.
Ovey ,who lost his both hands after the incident, said Mercy( his stepmom) accused him of always making love to her in her dreams and then took him to her native doctor to get a confession from him.
He said in the house of the native doctor in Wulko Community, Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, hot coals were placed on his tied hands.
This led to a permanent deformity of his right hand while the left hand was amputated at an Abuja hospital yesterday November 14th.
Spokesperson of the Nasarawa state Ministry of Youths, Eche Amos, who shared the news on his Facebook page this morning, said the suspects have been arrested by the Police and will soon be charged to court for ”culpable homicide.”
To the glory of God, 13-year-old Ovey Friday, a victim of domestic violence from Wulko Community, Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Nasarawa State, had a successful operation at Cedar Crest Hospitals, Abuja(all expenses paid).
His left hand was amputated below the elbow to save his life.
Ovey, whose biological mother is now late, was accused of witchcraft by his step-mother who alleged that the teenager was making love to her in her dreams, an allegation the young boy repeatedly denied.
He was then taken for exorcism where, with the collusion of a native doctor, Ovey’s hands were tied together and coals of fire poured on them to force him to confess to the allegation, yet, he claimed his innocence.
The effect of the burns led to Ovey’s (left) hand’s amputation and permanent deformity on the other(right) as it had degenerated into gangrene.
While Ovey’s father, Friday Dio, an okada rider based in Lagos is yet to surface since this incident happened, all the suspects involved in this abominable act have been arrested by the Police and will soon be charged to court for culpable homicide.
Efforts are underway to fix a prosthetic hand for him.
This is an expensive task, but HUMANITY will always be first!!!