A woman was almost lynched by a mob in Ughelli South local government for being a witch.
The woman, who was a well-known food seller in the area, confessed to trying to kill a young man, and also cooking her popular Moin-Moin food with her urine.
According to Leadership,
It was gathered that the young man was about taking his bath in the bathroom when a rat almost hit him on the leg. On seeing the rat, he picked a piece of wood and hit it, but instead of beating a retreat, the rat allegedly increased in size, eventually turning into a human being before disappearing, leaving two slippers behind.
The young man was said to have gone to town with the tale, and on getting to the house of the alleged witch, popularly called MamaT, he was said to have seen the woman surrounded by an angry crowd who descended on her.
Eyewitness said some parts of the woman’s body were swollen, as she was made to put on a pair of slippers, and realizing the slippers were similar to those left behind by the rat, the young man screamed, “Madam, why are you putting on the same slippers, and why is your body swollen?” And she replied, “I had an accident yesterday where I sustained some injuries and lost one of my slippers.”
Suspecting the woman was the rat that turned to a human being in his bathroom, the young man narated his story to the crowd, while appealing to them to allow him get the slippers that the rat left behind in his house.
By the time he returned and showed the people the single pair of slippers, it was exactly the same with the one on the woman’s foot.
This left the angry mob with no option than to beat her to stupor, before she confessed to litany of atrocities she had committed, while confessing that all through the years, she had been selling moi-moi she used her urine from her coven to prepare.