The Gonja Traditional Council is appealing to Ghanaians to help them identify the killers of a 90-year-old woman in the Savannah Region town of Kafaba.
The Council in a statement condemned what it describes as a “barbaric act of violence which has perpetrated on the blind side of the Traditional Authority”.
The Overlord of the Gonja Kingdom, Yagbonwura Tuntumba Bore Essa, is pleading with his “people and the general public to assist the kingdom and the security agencies to identify the culprits and bring them to book”.
According to him, sanctioning the culprits will serve as a deterrent to others to desist from engaging in such “deviant behaviors”.
The 90-year-old woman named Akua Denteh was reportedly killed after she was tagged a witch by a self-acclaimed soothsayer.
Footages making rounds online since Thursday, July 23, capture a group of women hitting and beating the elderly woman while other members of the community looked on unconcerned.
The Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service James Oppong-Boanuh has dispatched a team of homicide experts to Kafaba to hunt for killers of a 90-year-old woman.
The suspects one Sanjo together with Hajia Filina a priestess who declared Madam Akua Denteh a witch one Teacher Aliu, Bumaye, Ashley, and Manafo have all fled the town.
A GHC2,000 bounty has been placed on the killers and the Police Service assured the public that they will go every length to bring the perpetrators to book.