Former Education and learning Minister Professor Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang has condemned the lynching of a 90-calendar year-outdated lady at Kafaba in the vicinity of Salaga in the Savannah Location
Describing the act as barbaric, the managing mate to NDC’s flabearer John Dramani Mahama claimed “the elderly in our society rather deserve our like and defense, not this stage of unspeakable cruelty.”
Akua Denteh, was slapped, kicked and caned on Thursday just after becoming accused of witchcraft by a intended soothsayer.
The physique of the deceased has because been conveyed from Kafaba by Police in Salaga and deposited at the Tamale Training Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.
With a online video of the act trending on social media, some Ghanaians, which includes recognised civil modern society organisations have known as for justice for the family of the deceased, with a desire for the immediate arrest of the perpetrators.
Becoming a member of this connect with, Prof. Opoku-Agyemang reported she is hopeful of a swift investigation.
“Old age cannot be synonymous to witchcraft. It is time to develop a reasonable, just, and gender-sensitive society that respects and values all people, no matter their age,” she wrote on Facebook.
“It is my expectation that the stability companies will swiftly examine and bring the culprits to justice,” areas of her publish go through.
She further identified as for additional sensitization so as “to elevate the amount of public training to forestall this sort of tragic occurrences.”