THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

THE OPERATION OF PLEA OF GUILTY AND DEFENCE FOUNDED ON WITCHCRAFT IN MURDER TRIALS

Note: The following is only an exposition based on media stories. The stories presented by the media may not be same as that to be presented before the court.  The court would only rely on what is before it in the administration of criminal justice.

Few days ago, a sad and hairraising story made the news as news platforms and reporters spread the story of 15yearold Odo Chiamaka who allegedly confessed to have killed her boss’ sixmonthold baby on the instructions of a witchcraft group she was initiated into through a communion of friendship expressed in the breaking and sharing of biscuits back in her primary school days.

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