Some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) are calling on law enforcement agencies to take action in arresting and prosecuting those who were involved in the lynching of the 90-year-old woman who was accused of being a witch.
An old lady named Akua Denteh, believed to be 90 years old, was on Thursday beaten to death at Kafaba by some residents of the area, who accused her of witchcraft and being behind certain strange happenings in the area including limiting the progress of the town.
however, the Police in the Region had retrieved the body of the deceased for autopsy and further investigations, but no arrests have yet been made.
The CSOs Songtaba, ActionAid, NORSAAC, and Reintegration Commit in a joint statement gave the police a 3-day ultimatum to effect the arrest since the faces of the perpetrators were very visible.
They said: “This barbaric act is a serious gender-based violence situation and cannot be accepted in this 21st century when Ghana is a signatory to many international conventions and protocols to protect the lives and dignity of every Ghanaian.”
“…CSOs in Ghana is giving the police a three-day ultimatum to effect the arrest since the faces of the perpetrators were very visible in the video.”