Slum resident gives chilling account; reveals 'wizards and 'witches' turn to cats at night

Slum resident gives chilling account; reveals 'wizards and 'witches' turn to cats at night

Usman Akinsola, a young man who lives in Ago Egan slum in Bariga, has spoken extensively about the way of life in that slum.

In an interview with YEN.com.gh, the slum dweller spoke about wizardry, explaining how witches operate in that environment.

Akinsola talked about the hardship they endure while stating that boys in the slum do not have much to do.

He revealed, they survive from carrying baskets of fish from Araromi to Ilaje to make ends meet.

Akinsola said life is indeed tough for them and they look forward to moving out of that area in hope of a more conducive environment.

He condemned the actions of wizards and witches in the slum while indicating that they have a presence in that place.

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Slum resident speaks, says witches turn to cats at night

Children of the slum dwellers playing.
Source: UGC

Akinsola said that witches in the slum turn to cats at night.

When asked how they survive in spite of the activities of the witches, he said that ''God has been their shield''.

However, he stressed that the suffering in the slum is real as they go through a lot.

Slum resident speaks, says witches turn to cats at night

Slum residents having a chat in one of their houses.
Source: UGC

The young man talked about his personal life, stating that he is interested in writing the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination since he has completed his secondary school education.

Life in the slum is not one to be looked forward to, the young man told YEN.com.gh.

Things do get messy when it rains as people visiting the slum may have to wear rain boots in order to move around. Akinsola, who stays at his mother’s shop from time to time is currently learning how to mend shoes.

Slum resident speaks, says witches turn to cats at night

Residents said things get messy when it rains in the slum.
Source: UGC

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Another resident identified as Adenike Akanmu also spoke about the tough life in that vicinity.

She introduced herself as a business woman even though she is not doing much at the moment. Akanmu has a baby who is a year and two months old. She intends to give her business a push once the baby has been weaned.

Slum resident speaks, says witches turn to cats at night

Life in the slum is very tough according to the residents.
Source: UGC

The other residents spoken to talked about marriage in the slum. One of the women said that she will not be happy if her husband takes a second wife even though it is a common thing for men there to have more than one woman in their lives.

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While some female football coaches have successfully toppled the daunting challenges that come with being women in a male-dominated profession, coupled with motherhood, others have gone lengths to chalk remarkable strides as footballing coaching professionals.

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