Why Ritual Killings are on the Uprise in Nigeria

On August 17, 2017, the lifeless body of a four-year-old girl was found  close to a shrine at 28 Ogbe Close in Iwaya area of Lagos, with her throat slit. In her case , the toddler who strayed from her siblings’ watch, on their way from the mosque, was suspected to have been used for sacrifice on the Ogun shrine

…‘Human parts for sale’ The spate of killings for ritual purposes is gradually assuming an alarming rate in Nigeria with little or no effort by concerned government agencies to checkmate the trend. One would have expected such pseudoscience acts to be a thing of the past going by increase in religious activities and in civilization. But murdering people to appease the deities appears to be on the increase. It is also shocking to know that some acclaimed high and mighty indulge in ritual killings. For instance, some politicians and government officials have been accused by arrested suspects and herbalists who allege that they use human beings for rituals in order to sustain their affluence as well as remain in positions of power. Investigations revealed that cases of ritual killings and disappearance of persons are usually high whenever elections are around the corner. Just last week, this barbaric act assumed a cannibalistic dimension following the arrest of a suspected kidnapper alleged to have killed one of his victims and used his intestines to prepare pepper soup. The suspect, Roland Peter,  according to the Rivers State Commissioner of Police , Zaki Ahmed ,  abducted his victim  from his house on August 2017, adding that the suspect was at the verge of eating pepper soup and yam porridge when the police swooped on him and some accomplices These vampires hide under different covers to get their victims. For some, they kidnap their victims from various points , while others who pretend to be commercial bus drivers, pick unsuspecting commuters at bus-stop only to take them to their slaughter slabs to carry out what they know how to do best. Killings for money rituals On August 17, 2017, the lifeless body of a four-year-old girl was found  close to a shrine at 28 Ogbe Close in Iwaya area of Lagos, with her throat slit. In her case , the toddler who strayed from her siblings’ watch, on their way from the mosque, was suspected to have been used for sacrifice on the Ogun shrine owhich ironically is built in the same compound with her parents . Till date perpetrators of the dastardly act are yet to be fished out. Suspected ritualist arrested A week earlier, precisely August 20, another lifeless body of an eight-year-old girl, Chikamso Victory , was found in the apartment of one Ifeanyi Chukwu Dike (23) at Messiah street , Eliozu area of Port Harcourt . Helpless and defenseless Victory was not only abducted by Dike, she was raped before she was killed. As at the time her body was recovered, some parts had been removed. They included her vagina, eyes, tongue and breasts which the suspect kept in a polythene bag awaiting the appropriate time to take them to his contacts. He was however, arrested by members of a local vigilante group while going to dispose of the body. But the incident assumed a laughable dimension following report by the Police that the suspect had disappeared from custody. Elsewhere in Oyo state, on March 30, 2017 , a suspected ritualist,  Tunde Jimoh, who was arrested by the Police, gave a chilling description of how he and other members of his gang abducted their victim, Akintoye Oyeyemi, took him into a deep forest and murdered him in cold blood. Thereafter, they took the body to a Muslim cleric to prepare concoction for money rituals for him. At the end of the day, the wrists, heart and legs were cut off. Luck ran out on the suspect while on his way to dump the body in the bush. Not too long ago, reports had it that an evil forest used as ritualists’ den was uncovered in Enugu state with the recovery of fresh and decomposing human parts . The nation’s Federal Capital Territory is not speared from the rising trend of killing for rituals. Late last year, a dismembered body of an unidentified lady was recovered at the  Lower Usuma Dam junction, along Dutse-Bwari Road . One of her breasts was cut off, while the rest of the body was cut into two from the abdomen, an indication that the killing was for ritual. Badoo ritual killing In Lagos state, the commercial hub of the country, different methods are devised by ritualists. One of such was the surge in the killing of residents by members of a dreaded cult group identified as Badoo Boys in Ikorodu area of Lagos. So far, over 50 persons have had their lives snuffed out of them by the perpetrators who were initially thought to be invisible, until they were decimated by the Police , under the watch of the new Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr Edgar Imohimi, while he was the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations. Before the raid and subsequent arrest of over 200 suspected members of the cult group by the Police with the support of the Oodua peoples Congress, OPC local vigilante and the Neighborhood Watch Corps, Badoo Boys had been  unleashing an orgy of killings, during which they used heavy stones to crush the skulls of their victims. Their modus operandi included storming victims’ residences while they are asleep. It is suspected that they usually hypnotize their victims, as none of them had ever been conscious of their presence. They would, thereafter, smash heads of their victims with a grinding stone and after which they use a handkerchief to clean the blood and brain before leaving the scene. During interrogation, one of the suspects confirmed that each handkerchief stained with blood was sold for N500,000 . He further revealed that they were mere errand boys for rich politicians within and outside Lagos state. But in their case , the blood and semen stained handkerchief were used to prepare spiritual defence for well to do Nigerians. Mad people in disguise The latest method devised is the feigning of madness by these criminal elements. Recently in Lagos, some persons who disguised as lunatics were discovered to be using tunnels as dens for their activities. Two instances of note were along Lagos-Abeokuta road and Ile Zik, along Agege Motor road. The latest was an uncovered ritualits’ den Wednesday , at Challege bus-stop , Mushin, where some suspected members who posed as lunatics were found with sophisticated phones, four ATM cards and over 100 syringes with blood stains. One of the suspects was lynched by a mob while two others were rescued by policemen from Area ‘D’ command, Mushin. Not too long  Nigerians received with shock, news of a den in Soka village, Oluyole Local Government area of Oyo state, where about 20 corpses, majority of which were   earlier declared missing   by their relatives, were found while 18 victims were rescued. From all indications, it was obvious that the den had been existing for long before it was uncovered, following a heap of victims’ clothes. One of the rescued victims was reported to have said he was kidnapped in Ogun while attending an interview. The most celebrated ritual killing appeared to be the notorious Otokoto saga in Owerri, Imo State where a businessman belonging to a cult was alleged to have used his apprentice for ritual. The boy’s corpse was later exhumed at the premises of Otokoto Hotel. It exposed many other bizarre acts in hotels. Religious leaders also involved One would have expected such primitive acts to be going down, going by the increasing religious groups in the country. Regrettably,  some leaders of religious have been caught in the act. But investigations have shown that many evil men only use religion as a cover up. They are never true religious leaders. One of the ready cases that comes to mind was that of the arrest of a Pastor who allegedly killed a seven-year-old boy and buried his head where the church’s alter was mounted. rkThis action was to ensure the influx of members into the church located at  Odokekere/ Odogunyan in Ikorodu area of Lagos state . Elsewhere in Edo state and Ogun states, some pastors were also arrested over similar acts. Few months ago, an unidentified woman who left her abode in Sango Otta area of Ogun in search of spiritual cleansing at the place of a Muslim cleric popularly called Alfa , in Badagry area of Lagos, ended up being victim of ritual killing. A 61-year-old landlord,  Toafeek Hassan, who confessed to have slaughtered the woman , was found with her fresh human head and other body parts which were to be used to prepare concoction by the  alfa, Investigation shows that female parts are more in demand than their male counterparts.  This is because of  what was described as the potency of some parts like the breasts and lower private parts in money rituals and other purposes by herbalists and occult groups. Ritual used to elongate life —suspect One of the herbalists who spoke with Vanguard at the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID , Oseni Bello, admitted to be preparing concoction with human body parts but said he was not involved in the killings. Oseni disclosed that some of the rituals were done to elongate lives . He added that the heart was used to prepare concoction for boldness and fear. He stated further that virgins and babies on the other hand , were used by some politicians and government officials for ritual purposes as their blood is said to be used to elongate the user’s life span as well as fortify them against spiritual attacks. These are some of the reasons, he said, killings for rituals are on the increase. A particular case in mind was that of a South-West politician alleged to have been caught by his driver with a dissected day-old baby whose blood he was drinking. The incident as reported two years ago, occurred inside a bush, while the driver was taking his boss (names withheld) to a function. Half way into the journey, the politician was said to have ordered his driver to pull over. He thereafter, alighted and headed for a bush with a promise to be back. Having waited   without any sight of his boss, the ignorant and curious driver reportedly went in search for him,only to meet   him stark naked and pouring the blood of a dissected baby into his mouth. Barely two weeks later, the driver reportedly died under mysterious circumstance. The event that occurred before his death was related by a Pastor friend whom the deceased   confided in before his demise. The lust for money and power drives these people into ritual killings. While some kill to achieve this unfathomable dream, others   resort to digging graves   and removing needed human parts for ritual purpose.   Saturday Vanguard scooped that most guards at cemeteries connive with agents to sell human parts. It was learnt that  if a fresh human head is needed, an agent will contact some   cemetery workers ahead. In this case, the cemetery official will be on the look out for fresh dead bodies, preferably those of Muslims   who are usually buried within 24 hours after death. Immediately the body is interred, they exhume the body at night, cut off the needed parts and place the body back in the grave. Human parts for sale Those who patronize cemetery officials are usually herbalists, herbal traders and even prominent Nigerians who usually use middle men. Surprisingly, human parts   are sold in some markets in Nigeria. We gathered that a fresh human head could go for N60,000 ( $167.27) and above, while a skull is sold for N20,000 ($55.70). Fresh legs are sold for N30,000 ($82.00) each while a decomposed leg is sold for N20,000 ($56.00). A fresh finger is sold for N5,000 each while the decomposed is sold for 3,000. Fresh intestines are sold for N20,000 while dry ones are sold for N5000. Pieces of fresh bones are sold for N2,000 and above. Public react Reacting to the upsurge , the president,  Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria , AISSON Dr. Ona. Ekhomu called on the Nigeria Police to set up Special Ritual Murder Squads in various State Commands to focus on the investigation, detection, arrest and prosecution of ritual killers. He said that the high incidence of serial ritual killings demands an urgent action at the level of the police high command. According to the first chartered security professional in West Africa, citizens were rapidly losing faith in the ability of the police agency to detect and punish ritual killers.   This, he said was responsible for the increase in lynching of suspects as members of the public resort to jungle justice to get redress for the heinous murders. Said he: “The conscience of Nigerians should be troubled by reports of recent ritual murders including that of   one-year-old Success lme in Calabar whose heart was ripped out from her small body for ritual purposes and was discovered in a Church along with other items for occult rituals. There is also the case of Pastor Samuel Okpara in Ahoada East LGA of Imo State who was kidnapped, killed and cannibalized by ritualists.   The pastor was reportedly beheaded and his liver and intestines used for pepper soup and plantain porridge. What a horrific occurrence?” He also decried the excesses of the Baddoo murder cult in Ikorodu Lagos State , saying it was a direct challenge to the Police. Economic recession in the land is not a license to commit ritual murder.   Impunity encourages tosaved

 commit murders because they believe they will not be apprehended or punished. I advise Nigerians against late night outings because if a vehicular breaks down one could fall victim of kidnap by ritualists.   Commuters should always write down the identification markings of public conveyance vehicles which they enter and make phone calls to loved ones to pass on the information. Because ritual murderers always wish to be unidentified.   They want to kill people, but don’t wish to be apprehended. Once information about them has been passed on to someone else, it becomes difficult for them to do evil”. Nigerians should also assess public transport vehicles before boarding in order not to board the “wrong bus. Likewise, women are advised to carry whistles on them in order to raise an alarm if there is an attempt to abduct them”. On his part, the national Coordinator,  Network on Police Reform in Nigeria , NOPRIN  Mr Okechukwu Nwanguma, attributted the rise in  cases of killing for ritual   to collapse in moral values “  It is also caused by , ignorance and superstition,   the inordinate quest and pursuit of quick wealth and lack of effective punishment system.In a way,   poverty and unemployment may also be a risk factor. If Nigerians have equal opportunities to   earn income in legitimate ways ,   there will definitely be reduction in such abominable crimes   like humans killing fellow humans for ritual.” Also baring his opinion on the matter,  Treasurer of the Action Democratic Party , Cross River State Chapter, Offiong Okon, in a recent interview, advised that:  “Before a church is established, government should carry out investigation before license is granted because many of the church leaders and founders are ritualists, acting in the capacity of being Pastors.” “Government should investigate the Pastors and checkmate their activities because what they do under the cover of being a religious leader.”

written by By Evelyn Usman

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/09/killings-rituals-increase-nigeria/

Kidnapping, Ritual Killing: Mob Demolish Church, Burn Property in Cross River Nigeria

The General Overseer of the church, who presided over its Atamunu branch , and some of his suspected accomplices were was  arrested on Thursday, over the alleged killing of a one year old baby, whom many believe was used for performing rituals.

An angry mob on Friday in Calabar South Local Government Area of Cross River State demolished a church, known as God’s Commandment Ministry over allegations linking it to the alleged killing of a one year old child for ritual purposes.

The angry mob which also removed properties from the church and set them ablaze, gave the pastor of the church located on Abua Street the beating of his life. 

However, the pastor whose identify could not be ascertained immediately was whisked away to safety by some people who came to his rescue.

While the demolition was going on, some of the residents of the street said items discovered in the church included used sanitary pads, braziers, pants and other accessories used mainly by women, and many pictures of showing the images of men.

The mob, it was observed burnt some of those items they discovered in the church, while items like building materials were looted.

An angry resident on the street who gave his name simply as David volunteered to speak on the development, and condemned such practice in a place ordinarily believed to be a church.  

 “These are just herbalist homes disguised as churches. If they put signpost as herbalists, no one will go, but they make it look like a church. I believe that this one was particularly patronised by women, who are given assignments to look for husbands. You can tell from the many pictures of young men discovered here. Most of those young men have no idea that their picture has been taken somewhere and tied down here. Who knows if they have told any of them to use the soaked pads to cook for men they want to marry them. A lot of bizarre things keep happening, and I wish something would be done to check the activities of these churches,” David lamented.

Woods, zinc, and other useful items recovered from the demolished church building were carried away by some of the people who invaded the church premises at Abua Street.

The Friday incident followed an allegation that the headquarters of the church located at Okon Edak Street off Atamunu, also in Calabar South Local Government Area, was discovered on Thursday to be a den where people were kidnapped and taken to for ritual purposes.

The General Overseer of the church, who presided over its Atamunu branch , and some of his suspected accomplices were was  arrested on Thursday, over the alleged killing of a one year old baby, whom many believe was used for performing rituals.

Following a tip-off, the Atamunu church was ransacked on Thursday and an object that looked like a baby’s heart as well as other strange items were discovered in the church.

The police public relations officer in the state, Irene Ugbo, confirmed the incident and the arrest of the pastor of the Atamunu headquarters of the church.

Irene said the matter was being investigated by the police.

written by By Bassey Inyang

Human Sacrifice in the United States

MANY spiritual ritual killers from Africa use the church to disguise their ritual involvement and to cover up their REAL source of income.  Americans welcoming “prophets” to establish “churches” that are literal spiritual slaughter houses will soon regret it!

Human Sacrifice In The US

Reposted 6-26-16
First Published 3-3-00

Note – Since we first published this story, there have doubtless been hundreds or more similar events in the US which never make the ‘news’. This list is simply a look back at a few of the known cases of this most inhuman behavior of ‘homo sapiens’ on the planet. We believe this is now something fairly common due to the simple fact that Satanism and Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) and devil worship are widely in evidence in the American pop culture of ‘music’ and film.— We have established, by this point, that human sacrifice continues to this day, on every continent inhabited by humankind. There is a possibility, however slight, that Special Agent Lanning and the FBI are somehow unaware of these events outside their legal jurisdiction, spanning more than eighty years, but what of the United States? Is there a shred of evidence that human sacrifice continues in America? Indeed there is, from sea to shining sea. *July 1970 – Steven Hurd and four other California Satanists are charged with two murders involving ritual dismemberment and cannibalism. Hurd is declared insane and remains in a state hospital “his accomplices are duly convicted and sentenced.” *July 1970 – Satanist Stanley Baker is convicted in the cannibal- slaying of a Montana resident. He confesses other crimes, committed as a member of the “Four P” cult – a spinoff from the Process Church of Final Judgment – and bloody fingerprints link Baker to another homicide in San Francisco, but California courts bar prosecution on a claim that he has been denied a “speedy trial.” Paroled in 1985, he is at large today. *December 1979 – The mutilated bloodless corpses of Carol Marron and Howard Green are found by police, outside West Paterson, New Jersey. Both victims are known to be involved with the occult, and while the crimes remain unsolved, authorities say of the case, “It was definately a satanic murder. And it wasn’t a one-man job” *April 1981 – Self-styled Satanist Kimberly Goytia, age 13, is convicted of manslaughter for the shooting death of her sister in Sacramento, California. She informs police that Satan orderd her to fire the fatal shot (Newton, 1993a). *October 1981 – Robin Gecht and three fellow Satanists are arrested following a series of cannibal murders in Chicago. Gecht escapes prosecution for murder, but is sentenced to 120 years in prison for mutilating a prostitute who survived the attack. His accomplices are convicted of multiple murders, with two sentences to death and one to life imprisonment. *July 1984-Teenage Satanists Richard Kasso and James Troiano are arrested for the ritual slaying of a fellow “stoner.” Kasso hangs himself in jail; Troiano is acquitted in 1985, after a key prosecution witness admits using drugs on the night of the crime (Newton, 1993a). *January 1986 – Satanic “priest” Harold Smith and four disciples are jailed following a series of murders in Houston, Texas. All are convicted and sentenced for the ritual torture-slaying of a young man at a local cemetery. *February 1986- Dana Jones admitted member of a “sex magic” cult founded by Aleister Crowley in 1907, is arrested for the ritual mutilation-slaying of a man in Denver, Colorado. Acquitted on grounds of insanity and confined to a state hospital, she escapes in June 1988, with aid from a nurse on the staff, and flees to New Mexico, where she commits suicide. *March 1987 – Tim Erickson and two other Minnesota teenagers, admitted members of a “vampire cult” inspired by the movie The Lost Boys, murder a 30-yr old drifter and drink his blood. Erickson is sentenced to life in prison. *September 1987- Ohio Satanist John Fryman is convicted in the dismemberment slaying of 21-year old Monica Lemen, whose severed legs are found outside a rural Indiana church. Discovery of a black- painted ritual chamber in Fryman’s mobile home, including a gravestone employed as an alter, prompts the defendant to admit, “I’m involved with the occult. I think everybody knows that. You don’t have a room like that in your trailer if you’re not.” *December 1987 – Three teenage Satanists in Carl Junction, Missouri, bored with sacrificing cats and dogs, beat classmate Steven Newberry to death with baseball bats while chanting, “Sacrifice to Satan! Sacrifice to Satan!” *May 1988 – Satanists Clifford St. Joseph is convicted in the 1985 murder of an unidentified man, whose mutilations include an inverted pentagram carved in his chest. Despite the victim’s injuries, confiscation of ritual paraphernalia, and testimony from another participant in St. Joseph’s rituals, Ken Lanning describes the case as a “sadistic” murder with no occult overtones. *May 1988 – Teen Satanist Terry Belcher is convicted for the ritual murder of Theresa Simmons, in Duglasville, Georgia. A month later, co-defendant Robert McIntyre is likewise convicted, and both are sentenced to life. (A female accomplice is jailed for three years.) On the witness stand, Belcher describes animal sacrifices for the court: “We ate their eyeballs and innards and drank their blood. We toasted the devil by drinking the blood.” *June 1988 – Satanists Jason Rose and John Jones are indicted for murdering 19-year-old Melissa Ann Meyer “while deliberately effecting a human sacrifice.” A videotape of the murder in progress earns Rose a death sentence in May 1989, while Jones is sentenced to life a month later. *October 1988 – Joseph Bradsberry, age 22, is sacrificed by California Satanists as part of an initiation ritual. A 15-year-old cultists confesses his role in the murder, leading to the arrest of several adults who deny responsibility on grounds that they were “stoned” when the murder occurred. *March 1989-Alleged Satanist Tony Hall is convicted and sentenced to death for the 1987 murder of victim Ngoc Van Dang near Orlando, Florida. Accomplice Danny Bowen is convicted in May and sentenced to life. Two male participants in the crime, including outspoken Satanist Bunny Dixon, plead guilty on reduced charges and are sentenced to prison (Newton, 1993a). *September 1990 – Daniel Rakowitz, self-styled leader of the “Church of 966” (his own peculiar variant of “666”) is convicted and sentenced to life in New York City of the murder of Monika Beerle. Cult member Randy Eastherday is arrested in 1992, charged with helping Rakowitz dissect and boil Beerle’s corpse, after which Rakowitz carried her skull and bones around in a bucket. (Cawthorne, 1995; Ryder, 1994) *July 1991 – Michigan Satanist Jaime Rodriguez is convicted and sentenced to life for beheading a teenage runaway and severing one of her fingers, to wear as a charm around his neck. Accomplice Augustin Pena, who kept the victim’s head in his refrigerator, is also charged in the case. *July 1992 – Two Satanists are sentenced to die for the 1990 decapitation murders of four cult defectors in Salida, California. Two more defendants are convicted and sentenced to life in January 1993. (Modesto Bee, 1990-93) *February 1994 – Jessie Misskelly, Jr. is convicted and sentenced to life plus forty years in prison for the mutilation-murders of three eight-year old boys at West Memphis, Arkansas, the previous year. A month later, accomplices Damien Echols and Charles Baldwin are likewise convicted, with Echols sentenced to death and Baldwin sentenced to life without parole. Echols is an admitted practitioner of black magic, and prosecutors describe the triple murder as a ritual slaying.(USA Today, March 21, 1994) *April 1994 – Self-described Satanist Carey Grayson, 19, and three younger defendants are charged with the murder of a female hitchhiker in Birmingham, Alabama. Police say the victim was mutilated “in an apparent ritual that involved cannabilism” (USA Today, April 28, 1994) *May 1996 – Three teenage Satanists in San Louis Obispo, California, are charged with raping, torturing and murdering 15 year old Elyse Pahler. Prosecutors say the defendants hoped a virgin sacrifice would earn them “a ticket to hell.” (Indianapolis Star, May 3, 1996) Original Source link
The text is small (I apologize) but it was copied in it’s original format and re-posted for informational/educational purposes.  What American’s need to know is that there’s millions if not billions of unreported, unsolved murder cases in America that are being done by different religious groups that originated from Africa. This does NOT in ANY FORM suggest that these crimes are being carried out by BLACKS, this is an evil that is being carried out by people OF ALL ETHNICITY’S who are involved in religions or beliefs that require any type of blood sacrifice. Those that openly admit to animal sacrifices (such as the orisha/Santaria worshipers) will NEVER openly admit that human sacrifice is also a WELCOMED part of their sacrificial requirements depending on what they are in pursuit of. A HUMAN SACRIFICE is ALWAYS required for money/wealth, fame, election wins, etc. I learned this information from interviewing African spiritualists.
MANY spiritual ritual killers from Africa use the church to disguise their ritual involvement and to cover up their REAL source of income.  Americans welcoming “prophets” to establish “churches” that are literal spiritual slaughter houses will soon regret it! Bushiri (aka major one) has already started selling his various anointing oils which are nothing more than demons in bottles! This may sound ridiculous to nonspiritual people, but he and his cohorts know EXACTLY what I’m talking about. Many are already claiming to have “visitations” by him in their dreams- you’re not being visited by him, YOU’RE BEING VISITED BY HIS DEMON!  People- WAKE UP!!!!! There is an unparalleled type of evil being unleashed in America, the so-called prophets aren’t sounding any alarms, and the so-called church can’t see past the collection plates! 

Tools of a Traditional Healer

ritual killings and the practice of human sacrifice continue in several African countries. These practices entail the hunting down, mutilation, and murder of the most vulnerable people in society, including people with disabilities, women, and children.

Despite the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights’ that provides an individual is entitled to respect for his life and integrity of his person, ritual killings and the practice of human sacrifice continue in several African countries. These practices entail the hunting down, mutilation, and murder of the most vulnerable people in society, including people with disabilities, women, and children. Reports indicate that killings of this nature occur in Nigeria, Uganda, Swaziland, Liberia, Botswana, South Africa, Tanzania, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Because of the secrecy involved in ritual sacrifices, a majority of these incidents go unreported and uninvestigated. Anti-sacrifice advocates face an uphill battle in combating these rituals because the practices are largely denied and touch on cultural underpinnings, resulting in an ideological conflict between protection of human rights and respect for the beliefs and practices of other cultures.

Those who practice sacrifice and ritual killings believe them to be acts of spiritual fortification. Motivations to carry out these acts include the use of human body parts for medicinal purposes and the belief that human body parts possess supernatural powers that bring prosperity and protection. In Uganda, reports indicate that child sacrifice is a business where the wealthy pay witch doctors to conduct sacrifices in an effort to expand their fortunes. In Swaziland and Liberia, politicians allegedly commission ritual killings to improve their odds in elections. In parts of South Africa, ritual killings are culturally accepted, and the practice is often not reported by community members.

Questions of cultural relativism may arise with respect to ritual killings because they may be linked with religious beliefs. Article 8 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights guarantees freedom of conscience, the profession and free practice of religion. The article also states that “No one may, subject to law and order, be submitted to measures restricting the exercise of these freedoms.” While a broad reading of Article 8 guaranteeing the right to religious freedom could theoretically permit ritual killings for religious reasons, the “subject to law and order” clause may be invoked to limit the free practice of religion with respect to ritual killings. Furthermore, reading the Charter in its entirety supports a prohibition on ritual killings. For instance, Article 5 states that every individual shall be “entitled to respect for his life and the integrity of his person.” If ritual killings were permitted as an acceptable exercise of religious freedom, the door is opened to many of potential human rights violations on the basis of religion.

In response to recent reports of ritual killings allegedly conducted by some traditional healers, other healers have spoken out against ritual killings, arguing that those practices are a disgrace to the history and culture of African medicine men and healers. In March 2012, Sierra Leone’s union of traditional healers met to put forward their campaign against ritual killings. Since the union’s founding in 2008, their mandate has always been to stop indiscriminate killings and afflictions of the innocent.

Activists rallying against ritual killings are calling for stronger protections, including legislation that would allow for the regulation of traditional healers. Some countries, such as Uganda, Rwanda, and Nigeria have taken steps to begin regulate traditional healers, but regulation is not widespread. Appropriately regulating traditional healers could provide necessary protection for individuals seeking care from traditional healers and could hold healers accountable for unlawful acts, such as ritual killings. Furthermore, regulation could provide protection for traditional healers, for example, with respect to intellectual property rights.

As they have done for centuries, traditional healers continue to fulfill an important role of providing beneficial medical services to communities. However, the practice of ritual killings and human sacrifice goes against the fundamental human rights norm of ensuring respect for an individual’s life and integrity of person. Although the African Charter guarantees the right to freely practice one’s religion, ritual killings are not permissible on this basis. The positive contributions of traditional healers to many African societies should not be compromised by the practice of ritual killings. Activists and governments can ensure respect for the human rights of all individuals by working to ensure transparency and accountability among traditional healers.

[written by Saralyn Salisbury]

‘Wiccan Ritual Killing’ Leaves Family of Three Dead in Pensacola Florida

“It appears that this might be connected to some type of Wiccan ritual killing and possibly tied to the blue moon,”

A triple homicide in Florida is suspected to be a “Wiccan ritual killing” related to the “blue” moon, according to police.

The three victims, all from the same family, were found after a welfare check said Escambia County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Andrew Hobbes.

“It appears that this might be connected to some type of Wiccan ritual killing and possibly tied to the blue moon,” Hobbes told NBC News.

A “blue” moon is what it’s called when there are two full moons in the same calendar month.

Voncile Smith, 77, and her two sons, Richard, 49, and John, 47, were discovered when one of the son’s employers realized he hadn’t shown up for work.

Voncile and John both died of blunt force trauma and had their throats cut, police said. Richard was shot in the ear, “as he came into the house,” and had his throat cut, Hobbes said. Police believe a claw hammer was used to commit the murders, Hobbes said.

No evidence of a forcible entry was found and, while police have spoken with a person of interest in the case, no arrests have been made, Hobbes said.

When asked how the evidence suggests these are ritualistic or Wiccan killings Sgt. Hobbes said, “The injuries to the victims, the positions of the bodies and also the person of interest right now is also a practitioner.”

Wicca is a religion that claims to draw on the pre-Christian traditions of Western Europe, and while most practitioners engage in some form of magical practice and nature worship, they may believe in a variety of deities. The religion does not encourage the practice of ritual killings.

The number of Americans who identify as Wiccan has risen from about 8,000 in 1990 to 342,000 in 2008, according to American Religious Identification Survey data. The ranks of prominent American Wiccans include Margot Adler, a well-known National Public Radio journalist who died in 2014.

According to Hobbes, Richard Smith worked for Homeland Security and a supervisor contacted the sheriff’s office, who dispatched a unit to check the home at 4605 Deerfield Drive in Pensacola.

Authorities believe the trio was killed sometime after 7:00 p.m ET, on the previous Tuesday, three days earlier.

Police are continuing their investigation.

“It’s frightening to think about. Especially when you have small children,” neighbor Ken Lester said, according to affiliate WECT. “To find out that it was this weird, satanic cult, witchcraft whatever, is just really unsettling.”

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Cult Member Arrested during Church Service in Ikorodu, Nigeria

the white garment which he pulled off was discovered to be blood stained…

A suspected member of the notorious cult group, Badoo, Ahmed Adeleke, was arrested by members of a white garment church located at Irapade community, Agbowa, the outskirts of Ikorodu after failed attempt to murder a member of the church.

The suspect who disguised as a worshipper, attended the church’s vigil. At the end of the event, church members heard a female member shouting for help after the alleged cultist attacked her, Vanguard reports.

When curious members of the church rushed to the scene, the suspect had smashed the victim’s head. She reportedly pointed to the direction where the suspect took.

Some church members went in the direction and reportedly found the suspect changing his clothes. He was said to have denied the allegation.

But on further observation, the white garment which he pulled off was discovered to be blood stained.  In his narration, the suspect denied being a Badoo member.

“I was a Muslim, but later converted to Christianity. I live at 9, Ojokoro Street, Agric. I was invited to worship there that night by a senior colleague, Kehinde, at the tailoring shop where I work,” he said.

While parading the suspect at the Police Officers Mess, Ikeja, the Lagos State Command boss, Fatai Owoseni said: “Policemen from Ipakodo Division rushed to the church.

“Although the suspect denied the accusation, when the area was searched, three handkerchiefs (white, blue and red) were recovered from him. Also, a grinding stone, which he used to hit his victim on the head, was also found.”

[written by Idris Aina]

 

  • Things that many American’s don’t know about the “Badoo” cult in Lagos, Nigeria. People living in Ikorodu, Lagos State have been under a cloud of fear since the Badoo cult members began their ritual killings. According to the International Center for Investigative Reporting (ICR) a criminal described by residents as a “serial ritual killer” was apprehended in Ikorodu on June 12, 2016 and his name was given as “Badoo”. According to the residents of Ikorodu, after every attack, he would write, “I am Badoo” and paste on the door of his victims. He continued in a seemingly invincible manner until he was caught after he molested and killed a 27 year old woman and her 9 month old child. Following the arrest a group of other people rose up and continued the killings- they came to be known as “Badoo.” The cult group carries a stone to use for their ritual killings and have also used clubs, household grinding stones, and mortars with pestles. According to a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police and chairman of the Lagos State Neighborhood Corp. “After they are done, they clean the blood with white clothes and they escape. This is bizarre and it is fetish and a ritual”.  Churches are easy targets for this cult group and has recently killed three people at a “Cherubim and Seraphim” church in Nigeria.

Ritual Suspect Arrested For Attempting To Murder American In Ikorodu, Nigeria

…at midnight, the suspect allegedly attacked his visitor and left him in a pool of his own blood and fled.

Alleged Ritual Suspect Arrested For Attempting To Murder American In Ikorodu

Weeks after news went rife on social media of the attempted murder of an American, Robert Wheelers, in Ikorodu community for ritual purposes; security operatives attached to the Zone 2 Police Command have arrested a suspect in connection with the event.

According to Police sources, a suspect, Orabe Philips Leo, a middle aged man, has been arrested for allegedly attempting to murder the victim. Recall that the suspect had allegedly lured his victim to Ikorodu where he tried to kill him.

According to reports, the victim had called the suspect to pick him up at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja when he arrived Nigeria based on their previous relationship.

The American was said to have first met the suspect when he came to Nigeria to work with the Tony Elumelu Foundation in 2015.

It was gathered that the suspect arrived Nigeria for an undisclosed business trip on August 25, 2017. He was then picked from the airport by the suspect who drove him straight to his residence at Adeniyi Street, Ikorodu, where he was to stay until his return to the United States. However, at midnight, the suspect allegedly attacked his visitor and left him in a pool of his own blood and fled.

At the time of the incident, Police sources and members of the Oyanbo vigilance team who spoke to InsideMainland quenched the reports of murder and ritual killings.

However, the suspect was reportedly arrested in his hideout in Ikorodu; weeks after the Police launched a manhunt for him when the case was reported at the Command.

The suspect was reportedly picked up and during interrogation by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Ibrahim Adamu, he confessed to have clubbed the victim’s head with a pestle three times.

In his confessional statement, he confirmed to have attempted to murder his visitor because he allegedly reneged on his promise to give him an unspecified amount of money.

“He refused to fulfill his promise to me after I had invested so much in my effort to get money from him.  I even consulted a white garment church where I was given a charm to use on the man. It would have worked but I got angry when the victim didn’t obey my instructions,” he told the Police.  Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Zone 2, SP Dolapo Badmos, said investigation was on the case.

[written by Idris Aina]

BEWARE of Serpantdiwa

Makandiwa claims that “God is evil” adding that “the Creator regularly needs a prophet to instruct Him”.

False Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa says he “coaches God on righteousness and sin”, while saying that “God’s adviser who is greater than Jesus Christ lives in Ghana”. In a speech to his church exalting so called “Prophets” Makandiwa said his role is to “stop God from sinning”.

He uttered these words while introducing his spiritual father, (who is also a false prophet) Victor Kusi Boateng while preaching. Makandiwa claims that “God is evil” adding that “the Creator regularly needs a prophet to instruct Him”.

False prophet Makandiwa added saying, God was about to commit sin and was only saved by a prophet, Moses. “Some of you do not understand how God respects the office of the prophet,” he said while stating that “God was taught by Moses of the Bible, lessons on how to manage his anger”.

This blasphemous sermon was recorded and can be found online, the extreme sad part about this is that none of his congregants rebuked him! They continued to listen to him in total agreement! He told his congregants that “On that mountain Moses continued to serve a God who he helped to become God, how can you follow a god like that?” What more does anyone need to hear or see for their eyes to be opened to who this serpent really is? He is not a prophet of God, nor a follower of God, he wasn’t sent by God but uses the name of God often and often when he preaches to deceive his congregants. The rise in fatal automobile accidents have increased since the Zimbabweans have welcomed this anti Christ and has submitted to him, they don’t realize the spiritual implications of following and submitting to this false prophet- his abilities don’t come from God, they come from Satan and he has to offer sacrifices to his god to remain empowered. You will see the downfall of this agent of darkness but you will also witness the demise of many others who are linked to him, who support him, and who receive prayer and anointing from him. Some would say that the increase in automobile accidents is just a coincidence, but I tell you it’s not! If your spiritual eyes aren’t open you wont be able to perceive the truth and THAT’S WHAT HE IS COUNTING ON. Most of the accidents involved his own church members and people he gave “mantles” to. If you love God, if you care anything about your family, your community, your state or even your country, don’t invite this serpent or ANYONE associated with him to your church, to your home or anywhere else.