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Man demands Le10 million compensation for ‘selling’ his five children to witches

Man demands Le10 million compensation for ‘selling’ his five children to witches

Port Loko, Nov. 12 (SLENA) – Perhaps this is one of the most interesting witch cases to be presided over by Paramount Chief Bai Marrow N’gbarthor of Lokomasama Chiefdom in the Port Loko District, SLENA reports.

It is the case of one Lamina Kanu, a farmer at Malap village in the Lokomasama Chiefdom, who is now demanding a reward of ten million Leones after contributing five of his biological children to the world of witches.

Sources say the matter attracted public attention when recently Lamina Kanu rushed to the residence of the Paramount Chief and sounded the ‘tabulay’,  the traditional drum of the Chiefdom with his bare hands in order to register his grievance.

According to Paramount Chief N’gbartho, it a an offence for one to sound the traditional drum with bare hands, as the act itself signals the death of a Paramount Chief.

But, according to SLENA sources, Lamina Kanu said he did that so as to demonstrate how burning the issue was, and for it to be given the desired attention, especially as it has been paining him for far too long.

The whole thing started some 5 years ago, just after the death of his father, Pa Komrabai Kanu, one of the most successful business people in that part of the Chiefdom. Lamina said he was called to a meeting of witches at one time and was informed about the greatness of his late father who had a big shop in the village, simply because he was a senior witch himself.

Lamina said it was in that meeting they prevailed upon him to inherit the position of his late father with a condition that he must contribute a total of five of his biological children.

Lamina Kanu said he eventually consented after realising that both the Town Chief and his wife were prominent members of the gang of witches. He said the first contribution he made was his then two year old son in the person of Pa Komrabai Kanu Junior.

Since then Lamina says he has contributed the required number of five out of seven children he had with his wife, hoping that he will be rewarded with ten million Leones to commence his trade in the real world.

He said it is the apparent refusal by members of that Witch Group to pay the ten million leones that has made him to come out for a redress through the Paramount Chief.

Meanwhile, the Paramount Chief has also disclosed another witch craft at Bundulai along the Port Loko Highway, from where a lot of snake bite cases have surfaced.

The Bundulai Town chief, Pa Lamin Conteh confirmed a total of five fatal cases involving Ya-Koloneh Kamara, a visitor to the village from Maka village in the Tainkatopa Makama Safronkoh Chiefdom. The other include Fatmata N’fa, a house wife from Buya Romendy and Ibrahim Kanu, a native of Bundulai.

According to Paramount Chief N’gbarthor, the snake is said to be owned by a group of people at Bundulai that often targets successful business people, young men who fall in love with married women that are reluctant to accept love proposals from interested indigenes.

The Chief said they are now mapping out strategies to put an end to this evil practise, especially when it has the tendency to debar developmental strides in his chiefdom.


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