Head Of Witches Reveals Why Witches Are Not Killed In Benin Kingdom
Chief David Edebiri

The Odionwere (Head) of witches and wizards in Edo state, Chief David Edebiri, has given reasons why self-confessed witches and wizards in Benin kingdom are not killed.

In a chat with members of the African Bar Association who paid him a courtesy visit, the high chief in Edo state said any witch or wizard that confesses in the Benin kingdom, is treated with uttermost respect and is rehabilitated back into the society after undergoing certain processes.

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Edebiri said the powers to deal with them in the kingdom was given to him by the Oba of Benin.

“Witches and wizards are my subjects. We deal with them in a decent way. There is no magical process in it. Once anybody confessed to be a witch, we send them to a home and a Chief is given the powers to dispossess them.

“We take them through certain processes and they will become ineffective. They will go back to the society better persons,”  he told the visiting lawyers.