The Inspector General of Police, ( IGP), James Oppong Boanuh, has condemned the murder of the 90 year-old woman, Akua Denteh at Kafaba in the East Gonja District of the Savannah Region.
The woman was accused of witchcraft and flogged to death by some people in the community.
The development has generated widespread anger and condemnation across the country.
The IGP on a one day working visit to the Savannah Region said such a crime should never be allowed to happen again.
The IGP speaking at the Savannah Regional Coordinating Council said we need to protect our mother’s at all times and hence the act of abusing them must be a thing of the past.
He commended the Regional Security Council for their support and cooperation given to the police in the region in making sure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are not left off the hook.
Hon. Salifu Adam Braimah, the Savannah Regional minister in a welcome address to the IGP told him calm has since returned to Kafaba where the incident occurred and that the people themselves were not happy with incident.
He added that, the chief of Kafaba has appealed for a police post to beef up security in the area.
The newly created North- East Gonja District and Salaga-East are also two major areas where the the building of police post has become very necessary, Hon. Braimah told the IGP.
7 suspects associated with the lynching of the 90 year old woman have since been arrested and remanded into police custody by the Bole Magistrate Court and all are to reappear before the court on August 20, 2020.