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Man’s inhumanity to man : 13 – year old girl tortured, starved and locked up in a dark toilet for years by her mother (photo)

A mother in Akwa ibom State, has been accused of toturing, starving and constantly locking up her daughter in the toilet, over the allegation that she is a witch and has been possessed by demons.

According to Child’s Right and Rehabilitation Network (CRARN) the victim identified as Mercy Effiong, was locked up in a toilet by her biological mother after a prophet told her mother that Mercy was demon possessed.

Mercy was locked up for years, feeding on her own faeces to survive atimes. She was battered, totured, neglected, starved and locked up in a dark toilet for years.

Mercy suffered from severe malnutrition and was on the verge of dying, before she was rescued by CRARN.

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