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Self-styled spiritualist who championed lynching of 90-year-old woman smoked out

By:brightwebtv.com nana Asare barimah

Akua Denteh

The self-styled spiritualist, Hajia Filina who championed the lynching of 90-year-old  Madam Akua Denteh has been arrested while fleeing.

The Inspector General of Police Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh earlier this week dispatched homicide experts from the National Police headquarters to the Savannah region, to help search for the murderers of  Madam Akua Denteh, aged 90 years, who was beaten to death at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District for allegedly being a witch.

The suspects, believed to have fled the town 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.

The IGP has announced a two thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC2,000) reward for information leading to the arrest of any of the suspects.

Police reveal that the mastermind being the spiritualist had gone into hiding and was on her way to southern Ghana but was arrested upon a tip-off from some spirited Ghanaians.

She is currently in police custody and would be transferred to Damongo in the capital of the Savannah Region for onward prosecution.

Meanwhile the Chief of the area Alhaji Zackaria Yahaya was said to have also been arrested in connection with the incident.

Other persons who have since been arrested include, Haruna Aness – 34, Issifa Tanko- 35, Shaibu Muntala – 29, Sulemana Ali -35 and Issifa Zakyibo -32 who are assisting police to unmask the rest.


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