I read a book 'Belief in Witchcraft' which dwelled on how belief in witchcraft was brought to naught in western world and how Africans are still being backward because of their belief in witchcraft. An example was cited of how pastors in Akwa-Ibom State would tell parents that their child is a witch and the child is flogged to death in many cases, which the author said led to enactment of the child right Act in the state. this is a story as told by McVeigh:
[center]The chief's niece, Mbet, was declared a witch when she was eight. her mother Ekaete, made her drink olive oil, then poisoned berries, then invited local men to beat her with sticks. the pastor padlocked her to a tree but unlocked her when her mother could not find the money for a deliverance. Mbet fled. Mbet, now 11, says she has not seen the woman since, adding: ' My mother is a wicked mother.'[/center]
DO you belief in witchcraft?