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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Father chained his two children for six months in Akwa Ibom, tortured them after they were labelled witches by a pastor

Child Right And Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) has rescued two children, who were chained and left in an unbelievably squalid room for more than six months by their father with the encouragement of their step-mom.

The father, Johnson Amos, 48, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket, and his wife Uduak Johnson, hardly gave the kids food and water as punishment.

According to CRARN, the children were labeled witch and a wizard in a church called Deliverance Tower of Jehovah, at Atabong, Eket

"We've not been going to school for more than a year now. My stepmom, Uduak Johnson took us to many churches to confirm whether we're witches or not but a pastor told her that we were not witches. She said that the pastor is a liar. She took us to another church and the prophet there said we were witches. When I denied it she used stone and hit my head, blood-soaked my whole body and I fainted. " said twelve years old Abasiofon, a primary 4 female pupil of Government Primarily School, Iko Eket.

CRARN got a tipoff from an anonymous caller who pleaded with them to come immediately and rescue the children otherwise they'd die of hunger and torture.

"When we arrived their father and stepmother said they were prepared to go to jail instead of owning the "demonic children "

"Mr Amos, who currently lives in Iko Eket, in Eket Local Government Area, wrote a declamation denouncing his children. The case has been lodged with the Nigeria Police Force, Eket Area Command, while the two hapless kids have joined other kids in the shelter, the CRARN Children Centre, Eket."

Mr Johnson Amos in a writte letter handed his children oVer to representatives of CRAN center to be registered at the Eket police station and be aken care of by CRAN staff.

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