Woman Ties Up Son In Sack For Four Days For ‘Possessing Evil Spirit’ In Osun

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Last week Tuesday May 26, there was panic in Fesojaye community, Owoade, along Ilesa Road, Osun State, as a middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for reportedly tied up her son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up in a wardrobe for four days for being ‘possessed by an evil spirit’.

According to sources, the woman kept her 10 years old son in captivity from last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbour fumigating beside the building heard his cry for help.

Rather than entering the building to assist the boy, the neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the police, The woman was arrested and her son freed. When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo’s father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people’s money.

Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to maltreat the child. Opalola said efforts are being made to search for the father of the child so the woman can hand Ayo over to him. She added that the police are closely monitoring the situation.7

Watch a clip from the moment the boy was rescued below.

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