Ghana

Police arrests priestess in Kafaba lynching

lynched woman

Ghana Police say they have arrested the fetish priestess who allegedly took part in the lynching of late Madam Akua Denteh.

Police Superintendent, Mrs Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman, Director, Police Public Affairs Unit, said Sherina Mohammed alias Alhajia Filina, aged 40, masterminded the lynching of the 90-year-old woman.

She said the suspect was arrested on Monday, August 3, 2020, at her hide-out at Yeji.

Superintendent Abayie-Buckman on the Ghana Police Facebook platform said, the suspect was currently in Police custody assisting with investigations.

Hajia Filina is said to be among other persons identified as Sanjo, Teacher Aliu, Bumaye, Ashley and Manafo, who allegedly beat the nonagenarian to death.

They accused the woman of being a witch and bolted after the act.

A few days after the incident, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong-Boanuh dispatched homicide experts to the Savannah region to hunt for the alleged murderers.

The IGP also placed a GHC2,000.00 bounty on their heads, adding that any person with credible information should either contact the Savanna Police or call 0275000156.

Sanjo was said to have hosted Hajia Filina, the priestess who declared the victim, a witch.

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