‘Witch torture’ trial: Hair cut to ‘release kindoki’

A man accused of killing a teenage boy he thought was a witch cut the hair of a young woman to “release the witchcraft”, the Old Bailey has heard.

According to the BBC Naomi Ilonga, who was 19 at the time, said Eric Bikubi accused her of witchcraft, known as kindoki, because she bit her nails.

Mr Bikubi and his partner Magalie Bamu, both aged 28 and from Newham, both deny murdering Bamu’s brother Kristy, 15.

Miss Ilonga, a Jehovah’s Witness, said she considered Bamu to be her cousin but she had gone along with Bikubi’s accusations.

The trial continues.

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