News Release: IGP Despatches Homicide Experts to Hunt for 90 year old “Witch” Murderers

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After the gruesome murder of 90 year old Dentaa when she was branded a witch, The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mr. James Oppong-Boanuh yesterday 25th July, 2020 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.

Any person with credible information that could lead to their arrest should contact Police in Savannah region or call Police toll free on 18555 or 112 or on mobile phone numbers 0550323323, 0275000156 or on whatsapp 020-6639121.

The Police Administration condemns mob justice in any form and assures the public that it will fish out perpetrators of this heinous crime.

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