Police questioned a group of nine suspects on Saturday in Freetown after a recent spate of deaths in Sierra Leone’s capital city.
The nine people are believed to be practising witch doctors and police found masks, goat horns and ritual robes during their raid.
The police action was assisted by The Indigenous Traditional Healers Association in Sierra Leone who helped with the investigation.
Speaking to the press, Sulaiman Kabbah, spoke of the extreme tension in the city and the anger towards the suspected witch doctors; “hundreds of bystanders wanted to lynch them but they were restrained by the police presence.”
In Pure Spirit
What do you think of organisations like the ITHA (Indigenous Traditional Healers) working with local police like this? Is this a good idea or could it lead to problems?
Do you think the nine suspects are now more likely to be found guilty of the deaths in the city because the police found ritual items on them?