The Bauchi State police command has arrested four suspects for beating a 70-year-old woman to death for alleged witchcraft.
This was confirmed by the Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Mr. Kamal Mohammed, in an interview with Daily Sun in his office, on Tuesday.
The incident happened at Doka village in Bauchi Local Government Area of the state in September 5.
Mohammed, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), said that the suspects seized the deceased, Mrs. Liyatu Michael, and another elderly woman whom they suspected of witchcraft, to a room in a house in the community and started beating them.
The PPRO said that report reaching the police indicated that on realising that one of the women had died, they took her lifeless body outside the room and dumped it in the backyard
The other identified as Keziya, survived the beatings and has been hospitalised.
Mohammed explained that the police have arrested four suspects in connection with the death of Liyatu while some suspects are still at large but the police are making effort to arrest them and bring them to justice, according to Sun report.