Child ‘Witch’ Killer Arrested in Nigeria:
Police in south-east Nigeria have arrested a man who claimed to have killed 110 child “witches.” Self-appointed ”Bishop” Sunday Ulup-Aya told a documentary film team he “delivered” children from demonic possession.
However, Ulup-Aya reportedly told the police after his arrest, that he only killed the “witches” inside the children, and not the children themselves.
Child rights campaigners say children are frequently abandoned, hideously injured and even murdered because their families believe they are witches.
Self-proclaimed “pastors” extort money from families to exorcise the children, but no one had been charged until now.
Ulup-Aya was arrested in Akwa Ibom State after a child rights campaigner led police to his church and negotiated a consultation fee for an exorcism. He has now been charged with murder.
Five others have been arrested since the weekend and the state government says more arrests are planned.