A Nigerian man was executed by his folks and 5 siblings in the UK as they completed a type of “expulsion” on him, a court heard.
Kennedy Ife’s family trusted he was “controlled by fiendishness spirits”, members of the jury at the Old Bailey heard. They tied him up at their home in Enfield, north London, utilizing link ties, rope and binds. Tragically, he kicked the bucket while they were endeavoring to fix his sickness with petitions.
Members of the jury heard that when Kennedy hinted at ailment in August 2016, his family, who are portrayed as “alluring Christians” who hold profound and irregular religious convictions, supposedly trusted he had turned out to be controlled by insidiousness spirits and they chose to limit him instead of call 999.
At last that limitation was the reason for his appalling passing and that was the point at which they called 999, yet it was at that point past the point of no return.
Following his passing, Kennedy’s folks – Kenneth and Josephine – and five siblings Roy, Harry, Colin, Samuel and Daniel are on preliminary at the Old Bailey. They are altogether blamed for his homicide.
Examiner Tom Little QC stated:
This is a case in which a young fellow in his 20s lost his life. The reason is that his very own family chosen that since he had progressed toward becoming and stayed unwell he ought to be controlled with link ties, rope and cuffs.
The family put misinformed religious convictions about this young fellow being controlled by a devil or fiendishness spirits before the conspicuous and presence of mind end that he required help and did not should be limited.
Josephine Ife, 56, and Kenneth Ife 64, deny murder, false detainment and causing or permitting the passing of a helpless grown-up between August 19 and 23 2016 alongside their children Colin, 26, twins Daniel and Samuel, 20, Harry, 32, and Roy 33.
The following are photographs of Kennedy’s dad and siblings outside the Old Bailey.