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Witch Doctor Who Prepares Charms for Trafficked Victims Arrested in Edo


A 47-year-old witch doctor, Akugbe Aisevbo, has been arrested and paraded by Edo state Police Command for allegedly aiding and abetting human trafficking.
He was accused of preparing charms to aid illegal migratiom to foreign countries, for the victims to avoid mishap on their ways and be successful abroad.
Aisevbo was among 55 suspects arrested and paraded Wednesday evening, by the State Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, before journalists in Benin-City for various crimes ranging from armed robbery, murder, cultism, human trafficking and kidnapping.
One of the suspects, Mrs. Rhoda Okolomi, while explaining her involvement in the saga to journalists, said two teenage girls expressed their desire to travel abroad for greener pasture.
Mrs. Okolomi said she took the girls to one Arthur Ogbevoen, a suspected trafficker, who in turn, took the girls​ to the witch doctor to prepare charms for them to avert bad luck.
According to the witch doctor: “As for the two girls, it was Arthur Ogbevoen that brought them to me to assist them. He said they were travelling to Burkina Faso.
“When he brought them, I told him that one of them has problem and that she should not be allowed to embark on the journey but Arthur insisted I work on both of them.
“So, I bathed both and gave them concoction to drink. One thing I always do is that before I give any of my clients concoction to drink, I make sure I give it to my children to partake from it first
“One of the medicines I also put in her body is that if any man that has ailment wants to make love with her, his manhood will not get erected. I also gave her charms​ against accident,” Aisevbo said.
He however denied shaving their pubic hair or sleeping with them.
On his part, Arthur Ogbevoen who admitted that he took the girls to the witch doctor, confessed that the trafficked persons were to pay him 400,000 cfa each.
One of the trafficked victims, simply identified as Sarah, was also paraded.

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