8 Years After Witchcraft Accusation, Boy Completes Secondary School

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8 Years After Witchcraft Accusation, Boy Completes Secondary School

A young boy, Ernest has completed his secondary school education, eight years after he was accused of being a witch by his community.

His rescuer and founder of the Land of Hope charity, Anja Ringgren Lovén, who is based in Akwa Ibom State, shared the update on the young man.

Lovén, who is known for caring for children labelled witches, said that she and her husband, David, rescued Ernest when they went to sensitise Ernest’s community about the rights of children and he was literally dumped at their feet, accused of witchcraft.

That was in January 2014. On Friday, Ernest graduated from secondary school and is heading to university next month.

Loven said, “Eight years ago, Ernest was accused of being a witch, yesterday he graduated as one of Akwa Ibom’s top students and next month he will start university to study electric engineering!”

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