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Police protect family after claims of witchcraft

centralequatoria2Six family members are being held at Kajo Keji Police station in Central Equatoria State, after they were chased away from their home for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

 

 The five women and one man were accused of bewitching community members of Bori Boma, causing death and bad fortune.

They were chased away after the villagers met and resolved that they were responsible for the problems of the village.

The Chief Police Inspector for Kajo-Keji County, Chol Atem Jongeth says the six are currently being held at Kajo Keji police station for their safety and as investigations continue.

Jongeth told Radio Miraya that the case will be taken to court for trial.

"Definitely we are going to take them to court. We are investigating both sides. So its the court which is going to judge and see. If there is some proof well and good, then those accused have to be sentenced; if there is no proof, then those complainants have to be sentenced with some appropriate judgment. It is because we want these practices to stop in the area."

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