Another woman accused of witchcraft in critical condition

Another woman accused of witchcraft, who has been brutally tortured by the two spiritualists is currently on admission at a hospital in Salaga.

News of witches being tortured has started coming up at the police stations, following the recent brutal lynching of a 90-year old woman, Mariama Akua Denteh at Kafaba.

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Enoch Adu Twum, revealed the latest incident in an interview with Accra based Citi FM, monitored by theghanareport.com.

DCOP Adu Twum said there have been a lot of reports coming in since the unfortunate incident at Kafaba, a farming community in the Gonja East municipality.

“We also have another woman who has also reported the case to the police in Salaga. The woman is even on admission now,” she said.

According to the report, the wanted soothsayer who subjected the nonagerian to brutal beatings had a hand in the new case in which another old woman is fighting for her life.

“We have that docket in hand at the police station. I can say the woman is in a very serious condition as we speak now,” DCOP Adu Twum indicated.

There is very little information about the identity of the alleged witch, who has been hospitalised.

The Kafaba incident, which has sparked the outrage in the country, happened at a farming community in Kafaba in the Gonja East municipality of the Savannah Region.

The feeble 90-year-old was dragged 800 meters away from her home only to be lynched in broad daylight, while the community members cheered.

Armed with a whip and what appeared to be a wooden board, she was caned, kicked and slapped while the amused community members watched.

The deceased was seen in a viral video pleading with her attackers to spare her life as she denied the accusations of being a witch.

At least six people, including the Chief of the community, Kafabawura Seidu Yahaya, have been remanded by the Bole District Magistrate Court.

The police, in their desperation, to find the culprits, increased the money for the two women who are currently at large.

The Inspector-General of Police, James Oppong-Boanuh, had announced GH₵ 7,000 as a reward for anyone who offers information leading to the arrest of the killers of the nonagenarian.

This unfortunate incident has revived concerns about outmoded customs, including witchcraft trials that endanger the lives of women.

Many of the alleged witches find refuge in camps set up purposely to accommodate women accused of witchcraft with the flimsiest of evidence.

The five regions of the north have at least six witches camp at Bonyasi, Gambaga, Gnani, Kpatinga, Kukuo and Nabuli.

 

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