Woman decapitates albino son for being a tormenting wizard

Email This Post Email This Post
Filed under: International News |

Albino in BurundiBeing an albino in Africa is a pretty tough job. On top of the near blindness and increased risk of skin cancer, they also have to face the terrible superstitious prejudices of other Africans.

This week a Nigerian woman has been arrested and faces a possible death sentence after she beheaded her own son, because he was albino. The unnamed woman, from the Nigerian state of Benue, was arrested last week and appeared before magistrates in the state capital, Makurdi on Friday. During the hearing the suspect told officials that she had murdered her albino son because she suspected him of being a wizard, and said he had tormented her since birth.

The woman was placed in custody until her next court hearing on 19th April.

Comment below or discuss this on our wicked forum: Another African albino bites the dust

Cubed earwax