A high chief in Edo state, Chief David Edebiri who is the Esogban of Benin Kingdom and the Odionwere (Head) of witches and wizards in Edo state, has given reasons why self confessed witches and wizards in Benin kingdom are not killed. Edebiri in a chat with members of the African Bar Association who paid him a courtesy call today, said any witch or wizard that confesses in the Benin kingdom, is treated with uttermost respect and is rehabilitated back into the society after undergoing certain processes.
Edebiri said the powers to deal with witches and wizards in the kingdom was given to him by the Oba of Benin. He told the visiting lawyers, “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 of them. We take them through certain processes and they will become ineffective. They will go back to the society better persons.”
Witches are the bane of our lives in Nigeria, and that’s a fact! After spending years avoiding them by not going to the village or having anything to do with our illiterate relatives (because those people are prone to witchcraft), it appears that these people simply refuse to leave us alone! They’ve moved their ministry to towns and cities all across the country. The end-of-the-world is truly nigh! In fact Jesus should just come now! As if we don’t have enough to deal with, everything is going to hell in a hand-basket! There are the feminists, the gays, the Illuminatis and all sorts that we have to battle with on cyberspace, now the witches are trying to take over! Don’t get us wrong, we know that witches don’t really exist, it’s just that they do! They eat pregnancies, kill children, steal destinies, make people’s private parts disappear and sometimes make announcements in the newspapers concerning political parties!
How To Identify Witches
This test has been passed down from one generation of witch-hunters to the next, the steps are very simple:-
- Clean your mirror with soft cloth and white powder. Make sure it is sparkling.
- Cover the mirror at 12 midnight with a white cloth. Note that the mirror must be COMPLETELY COVERED.
- Have a good night’s rest knowing that the witches haunting you shall be revealed soon
- After 24hrs (i.e. 12 midnight the following day)
- Take off all your clothes, including your underwear
- Stand in front of the covered mirror
- Close your eyes
- Shout ‘Yeepa!’ Thrice
- Pull off the mirror covering
- The person you’re seeing in that mirror? That’s the witch eating your destiny!