Any person with information leading to the arrest of the suspects involved in the lynching of a 90-year-old woman for allegedly being a witch at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Savanna Region, shall be rewarded with an amount of GHS2000, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh, has announced.
The woman, Madam Akua Denteh, was accused of witchcraft by a seer, who had been invited by the villagers to help them drive away their misfortunes.
Scores of the locals watched aloof as two women flogged and bludgeoned the helpless grandmother despite her pleas of innocence.
The heart-wrenching video went viral on social media.
A statement issued by the Ghana Police Service and signed by its Director of Public Affairs, Superintendent of Police (SP) Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, revealed that the IGP had “dispatched homicide experts from the National Police Headquarters” to the Savanna Region to help search for murderers of the 90-year-old woman.
According to the Ghana Police: “The suspects, believed to have fled the town, include one Sanjo, who is said to have hosted Hajia Filina, the priestess who declared the deceased a witch.”
Apart from the two, the other suspects include one Teacher Aliu, Bumaye, Ashley and Manafo.
The Police further called on persons with information on the suspects to contact the Savanna Regional Police command or call the police’s toll free number.
The statement added: “The Police administration condemns mob justice in any form and assures the public that it will fish out the perpetrators of this heinous crime.”