The Inspector-General of the Ghana Police Service James Oppong-Boanuh has dispatched a team of homicide experts to Kafaba in the Savannah Region to hunt for killers of a 90-year-old woman.
The woman, Madam Akua Denteh was lynched by some youth of Kafaba after she was accused of witchcraft.
This act has sent shock waves down the spines of many who have condemned the act and called for authorities to deal with those involved.
In a statement from the Police Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, it said the directive to the homicide experts was given yesterday July 25, 2020.
It further said 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.
Below is the statement
IGP DESPATCHES HOMICIDE EXPERTS TO HUNT FOR “WITCH” MURDERERS
1.The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh yesterday 25th July, 2020 dispatched homicide experts from the National Police headquarters to the Savannah region, to help search for the murderers of Madam Akua Denteh, aged 90 years, who was beaten to death at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District for allegedly being a witch.
2.The suspects, believed to have fled the town include one Sanjo, who is said to have hosted Hajia Filina, a priestess who declared the deceased a witch. Others are: the priestess Hajia Filina, one Teacher Aliu, Bumaye, Ashley, and Manafo.
3.The IGP has announced a two thousand Ghana Cedis (GhC2,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the suspects.
4.Any person with credible information that could lead to their arrest should contact Police in Savannah region or call Police toll free on 18555 or 112 or on mobile phone numbers 0550323323, 0275000156 or on whatsapp 020-6639121.
5.The Police Administration condemns mob justice in any form and assures the public that it will fish out perpetrators of this heinous crime.
Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman (Mrs.)
Superintendent of Police
Director, Public Affairs