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90-year-old woman lynched to death after accused of being a witch

A 90-year-old woman has been lynched after a traditional priest accused her of being a witch.

In a video sighted on, the deceased, Akua Denteh was beaten on Thursday at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region


The Regional Police Commander, DCOP Enoch Adutwum Bediako said the son of the deceased, Mahama Salami reported the incident to them around 4 pm after his sister called him to tell him about the this sudden incident

According to him,just after the matter was reported, the Salaga Police proceeded to the scene, which is about 21 kilometres from Salaga and saw the lifeless body of the victim.

DCOP Bediako said based on the severe beating the woman was subjected to by her attacked she became unconscious and died.

He stated that an inspection conducted on the body revealed some cut on the forehead and bruises on the right arm.

The Regional Commander said after processing the scene as part of investigations, the body has been sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) mortuary for preservation.

He added that they are on the heels of those who perpetrated the heinous act to bring them to book.

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