It seems Manu Yakubu, who ironically is a Muslim, must have come across a verse in the bible that says "suffer not a witch to live."

This could only describe why Yakubu decided to take his daughter's life for allegedly being a witch.

He was arraigned before the Nasarawa State High Court for allegedly dumping his six-year-old daughter, Jennifer, in a well.

Yakubu, who resides in the Gidigidi area of the state, was said to have allegedly dumped her daughter in the well over alleged witchcraft.

The prosecuting counsel for the police, James Anata, told the court that Yakubu committed the offence on December 8, 2017.

At the Tuesday hearing, a prosecution witness, Samuel Kuje, told the court that he discovered the victim inside the well in his farm in the early hours of December 8.

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The witness said, “I first thought she was a ghost but when I asked who she is, she said she was Jennifer Ayuba from Gidigidi.

“I then ran to Gidigidi immediately to inform the head of the community, Mr. Ashila and four other persons; we all went back to my site and brought out the child from the well; then I called the police from B Division in Lafia to arrest the accused.”

The police said Yakubu had in his statement confessed to the crime, explaining that he dumped his daughter in the well because he believed she was responsible for his ill luck.

The prosecutor on Tuesday urged the judge to convict Yakubu as charged, arguing that the police had proven their case against the defendant beyond reasonable doubt.

Justice Rose Fuji adjourned the case till April 23, 2018.


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