Teenage girl arraigned for beating 85-year-old woman to death


A 15-year-old girl in Adamawa State has confessed to beating an 85-year-old woman to death.

The girl, Happy David, allegedly armed herself with a stick, stormed the residence of the woman and beat her up on accusation of witchcraft.

It was gathered on Monday that this happened earlier this month, April 8.

The girl allegedly claimed that the old woman, Gama Jatau of Tambo community in Girei Local Government Area, bewitched her and caused her sickness on several occasions.

The girl who lives in the same neighbourhood as the aged woman said she chose the act to teach the woman a lesson.

The victim was rushed to hospital in Jabbi Lamba in the Girei LGA where she was pronounced dead.

The girl has now been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court sitting in Yola, which ordered that she be remanded.

This was after she admitted to beating the deceased to death.

The accused was arraigned on a charge of murder before Chief Magistrate Abdullahi Muhammed Digil, to whom she pleaded guilty.

After the guilt plea, the prosecutor applied for the adjournment of the matter, and the court adjourned it to next month, May 26.

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