The Vice Presidential Candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Professor Naana Jane Opoku Agyemang has called on the Ghana Police Service to be swift in bringing persons who lynched the 90-year woman to dead in Kafaba to book.
“It is my expectation that the security agencies will swiftly investigate and bring the culprits to justice”.
The former Minister of Education made the call in a Facebook post on Saturday, July 25, 2020.
According to her, the act which had claimed the life of the innocent old woman was barbaric and needed to be condemned with all certainties.
“My attention has been drawn to the most despicable act of lynching of a 90-year-old-woman at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savanna Region. I condemn in the strongest terms this barbaric act which has left me, like many I can imagine, deeply sad, indeed”.
The Prof said the elderly in our society deserve our love and protection and not such an unspeakable cruelty adding old age cannot be synonymous with witchcraft.
“It is time to build a fair, just and gender-sensitive society that respects and values everyone, no matter their age,” Prof Opoku Agyemang added.
The Vice Presidential Candidate called on Ghanaian to help fight against the menace in the country.
“Moving forward, I hope we shall all work together to raise the level of public education to forestall such tragic occurrences”.
On Thursday, 3news.com reported that a 90-year-old woman in Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region of Ghana had been lynched to death following a revelation by a soothsayer that the woman was a witch.
The woman was subjected to beaten by two women as punishment for her alleged spiritual influence on the lack of development in the community in broad daylight while members of the community cheer them on.
The incident had been condemned by Ghanaians as well as some non-governmental organizations calling for justice for the bereaved family.
The Police are, however, yet to make any arrest over the development.