One of the suspects, disclosed that while beating the deceased, some young men came to the scene with petrol which was used in burning the late Martha.
The police in Adamawa state have arrested four men for allegedly lynching a woman, Martha Mamman, over claims she was a witch in the Michika area of Adamawa State on December 4.
The suspects identified as James Dogara, 34; Emma Pious, 22; Irmiya Joshua, 22; and Sini James, 22, allegedly teamed up and burnt the victim to death, claiming that she confessed to killing six persons in Mughule village.
In an interview with newsmen, one of the suspects, Dogara James, said that the deceased had confessed to killing 3 people at the residence of the ward head when she was summoned by the royal father. He said that few days later, they stormed her residence and started beating her as a result of which she allegedly confessed to causing the death of another 3 people. He went on to add that while beating the deceased, some young men came to the scene with petrol which was used in burning the late Martha.
Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, said that the suspects are being investigated and would be charged to court as soon as possible.[ruby_related heading=”More Read” total=5 layout=1]
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The woman’s loud plea for help woke residents of the community up and they rushed to her home to see her pleading profusely.
The woman was pronounced dead before she could be taken to the hospital. Owino added;
“It’s so unfortunate that the couple that had lived in peace for a long time can result to killing each other, please let us find alternative ways to solve issues in families when they arise. Even if the cost of living is too high, don’t allow it to make you kill each other but seek assistance to address them from our offices.”
After Wanyama realised that his wife had died, he went into hiding leaving behind her lifeless body and their two children.
Owino also said;
“The police are yet to unravel the cause of Wanyama killing his wife but they have launched investigations into the matter to ascertain the cause of the murder.”
He expressed his confidence that the suspect will be arrested soon to face murder charges.
The body of Nyarenima was taken to Embu Level 5 Hospital mortuary awaiting postmortem.