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Grandmother kills her grandson to engage in cannibalism to become a witch

By Mason White 10:31 AM September 4, 2014

By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman was arrested on charges of murder after allegedly killing her grandson in order to engage in cannibalism, police in Nigeria said.

The Niger State Police said that they arrested 55-year-old Fatima Saraka Mohammed, after being accused of conspiring with two men to kill her 9-year-old grandson.

According to the police investigation, Mohammed kidnapped her grandson, Mohammed Doko Mohammed, several days before killing him.

38-year-old Zhitsu Aliyu, and 65-year-old Amina Wusa Mohammed, are accused of helping the woman kill her grandson.

The three suspects have confessed to the crime. They told investigators that they consumed the boy in order to become witches.

The three suspects also said that they regretted their actions and blamed an evil spirit of forcing them to commit the crime.