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IGP dispatches homicide experts to hunt for murderers of 90-year-old woman accused of witchcraft

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) James Oppong-Boanuh has dispatched homicide experts from the National Police Headquarters to the Savannah region to help search for murderers of the 90-year old woman lynched in the Gonja East District.

The 90-year-old woman identified as Akua Denteh, was accused of witchcraft by a priestess resulting in her gruesome murder at the hands of some community members at Kafaba near Salaga.

Suspects wanted for the murder have fled the town following the incident. They 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,” a statement from the police said.

The IGP has announced a GH¢2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the suspects.

“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,” the statement added.

The Police Administration has condemned the act and other forms of mob justice and has assured the general public of its determination to see to it that justice is served.

Source: myjoyonline

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