Metro Heartless! Man Stabs Neighbour Over Witchcraft Allegation



A 37-year-old man, Abuchi Simon, has been arrested and charged before Isolo Magistrates’ court for allegedly stabbing his neighbour, Ehis Ibhaze, over allegation of witchcraft in Lagos State, western Nigeria, PM News reports.

Ibhaze was allegedly stabbed several times by Simon who allegedly accused him of waging spiritual war against his family through witchcraft which he claimed hindered his progress in life.

Simon reportedly attacked Ibhaze with a knife in the bathroom when he went to take his bath in the evening.


P.M.NEWS gathered that both Simon and Ibhaze are married and have children, but the two families have been at loggerheads, while their neighbours have tried to settle their quarrels to no avail.

Simon was charged to court with wounding under the criminal code and pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor informed the court that the victim was seriously wounded and was still in a hospital.

The presiding Magistrate, Mrs Joy Ugbomoiko, granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Simon was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.

The matter was adjourned till 25 November, 2015