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Woman, 67, Alleged to Be A Witch Stoned to Death in Upper East Region of Ghana

For those who do not know, there are still witch camps in Ghana and unendingly old women continue to be accused as witches–leading to the deaths of some of them.

A 67-year-old woman accused to be a witch has been stoned to death by the people of Tindongo in the Upper East region. Despite the woman denying being a witch, the community went ahead to kill her by stoning.

The incident happened on Monday, May 29, 2017, the same Captain Maxwell Mahama was murdered.

“A local reporter William Jalulah who spoke to host of Morning Starr on Starr 103.5FM Thursday stated that Madam Yednboka Keena was taken to the Pelungu Chief but the Chief allegedly told her accusers that she could not handle the matter since there wasn’t enough evidence to handle the matter,” reports StarrFmOnline.

“The Pelungu was then handed over to the Tindongo Chief but before the Chief could sit on the matter a mob whisked the old lady and meted instant justice to her by stoning her to death,” the website add.

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Per the report, the people of the community accused the old lady of visiting them in their dreams at night and said she was the cause of several misfortunes in their life.

Superintendent Samuel Punobyin, the Bolgatanga Municipal Police Commander confirmed the incident–saying, the body had been taken to the morgue but has since been released to the relatives for burial.

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