THERE is so much anger in Cross River over the torture to death of two widows, Mrs Martina Osom and Mrs Rose Akon
The two widows were on the morning of Saturday, 27th August tortured to death by youths in Boje over witchcraft allegation
The incident happened in Ebbaken community in Boje, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State in the central senatorial district of the state
A son-in-law to one of the windows, Comrade Ojang narrated to our reporter that both women who were devoted Catholics were returning from early morning prayers when the youths accosted them of initiating a member of the community into witchcraft.
“They met my mother inlaw within the Church environment after the Saturday early morning prayers as it was her tradition to weed and clean up the Church vicinity every Saturday immediately after the Morning Mass
“The youths accused her of initiating a member of the community into witchcraft and she denied the allegation but they went ahead and inflicted her with severe beating ordering her to confess that she is a witch but despite her passionate appeal to them that she was innocent fell on deaf ears”
He said another woman, Mrs Rose Akom was also dragged to join his mother inlaw and inflicted with same torture ordering her to confess to allegations that she is a witch.
“They were both tied with strong ropes and beaten in the rain all through the day until they died”
“That was what happened in this civilised era in this community”.He lamented
Police source says the woman who accused the two ladies of initiating her into witchcraft has been arrested while her son who mobilised youths to kill the widows is still on the run.