Kafaba Lynching: Case Referred to Tamale High Court

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The Kafaba Lynching involving a notorious self-styled priestess has been adjourned to next month after magistrate sitting on the case expressed overwhelm in handling the case.

The 5 men who were arrested together with the 2 notorious women, have been granted bail.

The 2 women are still being held in Custody.

On Thursday, July 23, 2020 at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality, 90-year-old Madam Akua Denteh was lynched after being accused of being a witch.

She was accused of using her witchcraft to work against allowing rain to fall in the area.

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This was because, the sorcerer Sherina Mohammed had said so.

Based on that the old woman was subjected to severe beatings until she became unconscious and died.

After the incident the police moved in to effect an arrest of the perpetrators, they fled the area into various hideouts. But now they have all been arrested with 5 being released.

The issue of witchcraft allegations, especially against old women are widespread in the northern part of Ghana.

 

Watch Video of the Lynching

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