The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh has dispatched homicide experts from the Police headquarters to the Savannah region, to help search for the murderers of 90-year-old Madam Akua Denteh, who was beaten to death at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District for allegedly being a witch.
According to a Police statement, the suspects who are 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.
The IGP has also announced a two thousand Ghana Cedis (GhC2,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the suspects.
The incident happened on Thursday, July 23, 2020 in the East Gonja Municipality.
The old woman whose body has since been deposited at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) mortuary has been identified as Akua Denteh.
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has called for a serious investigation and arrest of all who were involved in the “cruel and barbaric lynching of the 90-year-old woman.