Sorcery – pastors and chiefs arrested after hangings in Vanuatu

Police have arrested suspects on the island of Akaham in South Malekula in Vanuatu following the killing of two people over allegations of sorcery and witchcraft.

Those arrested include church pastors and customary chiefs.

According to the Daily Post, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, John Taleo, has described the killings as brutal and unlawful murders.

The killings were reportedly carried out in the presence of the public, including children.

Reports from the police based on Lakatoro in Central Malekula said that police have already arrested over 40 people in Akaham following the weekend’s murder.


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