President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has condemned the killing of Akua Denteh, a 90-year old woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja municipality of the Savannah region.
According to President Akufo-Addo, he has tasked the police administration in the Savannah region to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book for justice to be served for the deceased family.
“I will make an appropriate contribution to the Akua Denteh Foundation to express my own revulsion at the awful, tragic act that has occurred in this Region. It is vital, as the Regional Minister said, that it should not happen again, and we should all work together to ensure that never again do such acts disfigure the face of our nation. I hope that the quick response of the police will lead to the rapid administration of justice in this unfortunate matter,” the president noted.
President Akufo-Addo made this known when he commissioned the Yapei water supply project, in fulfillment of a campaign pledge he made to the people of Yapei in the run-up to the 2016 election.
The Savannah Regional Minister, Salifu Braimah assured the people of the region and the family that tremendous progress has been made towards the apprehension and prosecution of the perpetrators of the inhuman act.
He indicated that the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has sent a delegation to the family of the late Akua Denteh to confort them.
Madam Akua Denteh, 90-year-old woman was lynched at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality in the Savannah Region.
The woman was openly beaten to death by a so-called soothsayer with support from a mob in the community last Thursday over an allegation the woman was a witch.
Meanwhile, 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 the murderers of Madam Akua Denteh.
The suspects are one Sanje, who is said to have hosted one Hajia Filipina, a priestess who declared the deceased a witch.
The other suspects are one Aliu, a teacher, Bumaye, Ashley and Manafo.
FROM Eric Kombat, Yapei