A high court sitting in Akamkpa judicial division of Cross River State has sentenced a man, Mr. Anyanime Festus who murdered his twin daughters on the pretext of witchcraft.
The accused had murdered his 11-year-old twins, Mfoniso Anyanime and Emediong Anyanime, in 2017.
Honorable Justice A. A. Onyebueke convicted the defendant and sentenced him to death by hanging.
Anyanime could not defend his allegations of witchcraft when cross-examined.
A child rights activist, Mr. James Ibor, whose Basic Rights Counsel Initiative (BCRI) helped with the prosecution of the defendant stated that the case was first reported in 2017. The accused was arrested immediately after investigations by the police.
Findings confirmed that the police carried out necessary investigation and autopsies which enable the court in passing its judgment.
Meanwhile, a mentally deranged man suspected to be a kidnapper has jumped to his death while trying to escape an angry mob that set him ablaze.
The incident occurred in the Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State, Naija News reports.