PHOTOS: Wicked Father Nails Own Children To Cross Over Witchcraft Allegation
The Akwa Ibom State-born man, residing in Akpabuyo Local Government Area, LGA of Cross River, reportedly starved his children to a skeletal point after a native doctor branded them witches.
The children, Elisha and Esther Akpan, aged 12 and 6 respectively, said they were rescued by a Good Samaritan in the area.
They narrated how their father and stepmother locked them up in a hut without food and water for several weeks following the allegation, South-South News reports.
According to the report, Akpan was a native doctor identified as Dr. Okokon told Akpan that the two children were witches and were the ones bringing misfortune to the family and he decided to give the children the Jesus Christ punishment.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Irene Ugbo, who confirmed the report in a statement, said Akpan, his wife, and the native doctor would be charged to court and made to face the full wrath of the law.
Meanwhile, the PPRO said the children who looked emaciated and malnourished, said their father accused them of taking his money to their ‘master in the witchcraft coven and therefore deserve no mercy.’