SHOCKING: Calabar man kills twin Children branded as Witches


Nelson A.Osuala [15 February 2017] The Cross River State Police Command has arrested one Anyanime Festus, 33, for allegedly killing his twin girls on an account of practising witchcraftcy. Mr. Anyanime argued that he murdered his twin children, Emediong and Mfoniso because they confessed to being witches.. NHB garnered that the incident occurred on the 11th of January 2017 in Uyanga community of Akamkpa LGA of the state. Laying credence to The Guardian, the suspect was presented to the public especially to newsmen in Calabar on Tuesday, by the Acting Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Hafiz Inuwa. corroborating the shocking incidence, Mr.Inuwa said that the murder occurred in January and was duely reported to the police by the  duo of  David Innocent and Joseph Orok, both of which were eyewitnesses in the case.
According to them, 'the two female identical twins were found lying along Uyanga bush track in Akamkpa. One of the twins was found dead while the other was lying down unconscious and unable to speak'. Continuing, he added thus: “After some intervals, The other twin that was lying down was able to speak and she gave her name as Emediong Festus and that of her twin sister as Mfoniso Festus, both 11 years. “That on Jan. 10, 2017, their father told them he was taking them to their mother, and on getting to a bush track, he gave them malt drink suspected to be mixed with poisonous substances. “Shortly after they drank the malt, her sister died and their father abandoned them there,” he said. The commissioner further said that the other twin later died in the hospital, adding that both corpses were now deposited at the General Hospital, Akamkpa, for autopsy. The suspect, who is a taxi driver, told the Newsmen that since the incident happened, he had “not been himself”. Festus, who claimed being remorseful, however blames the devil as the cause. In his confessions:
“I poisoned them through the malt I gave them to drink. I did it because they confessed to being witches,” he said. Nelson.A. Osuala
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