Sumpini alleged Witch was tortured with chainsaw – Report

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It has emerged that Madam Meri Ibrahim, a 60 year old woman who was brutalized at Sumpini near Busunu in the Savannah Region for allegedly being a witchcraft was tortured with a chainsaw by her attackers.

She  sustained severe cutlass wounds on Saturday night and is in critical condition at the Damongo Hospital receiving treatment.

The chainsaw supposedly used to brutalized madam Meri is in the possession of the Savannah Regional Police.

Three other women namely Alhassan Maria, 61,  Samadu Sanatu, 51, and Asaase Sanatu, 34 were also attacked in the Sumpini community and admitted at the Damongo hospital for medical attention.

Meanwhile, Madam Meri Ibrahim has demanded justice after the arrest of five persons who are standing trial at the Bole Magistrate court.

According to the mob, the victim had wanted to use witchcraft to ‘kill’ a young man in the town and had to be made to ‘suffer’ for it to serve as deterrent to other would-be ‘witches’.

Meri Ibrahim, in a video, narrated that she and two other women in the Sumpini community were accused of witchcraft but the two other women were able to flee from the community to avoid any attacks.
She revealed that she was at home when some residents came and accused her of being a witch, but she denied.

Meri said that did not stop the residents from attacking her with machetes and other offensive objects and her house ransacked and belongings destroyed.

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