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High Chief reveals procedure for dealing with witches in Benin

Amadin Ogbewe



A high chief in Edo state – the Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, has revealed the steps taken when witches and wizards in Benin kingdom are discovered. 

Edebiri, while addressing members of African Bar Association on certain aspects of Benin culture on Wednesday at his residence, said that any witch or wizard that confesses in the Benin kingdom, is not killed but with uttermost respect, is made ineffective, the Nation reports.

Edebiri said…

“Witches and wizards are my subjects. We deal with them in a decent way. There is no magical process in it.

“Once anybody confessed to be a witch, we send them to a home and a Chief is given the powers to dispose them.

“We take them through certain processes and they will become ineffective. They will go back to the society better persons,” he said

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