remanded into prison custody a self-styled Evangelist, and four others
for accusing and detaining three accused witches in Duusi, a suburb of
Tongo in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region of North Ghana.
remanded for the lynching of an alleged ‘witch’ at Yenboka Kenna, a town
in Pelungu, Ghana.
Sapark 30, Messiah Somlate 25, Mba Gurang 40, Malpayah Mbayin 27 and
one Tarabon, currently at large were arrested and subsequently arraigned
on Thursday, 15th June 2017.
Baba accused the complainants of being ‘witches’ and based on that, the
accused persons were attacked and threatened with death by some irate
persons led by Tarebon.
for safety for three days, before calling on the police to rescue them.
at large unlawfully entered the rooms of the accused persons and
destroyed properties in search of supposed witch-pots and other items
they believed were used to bewitch people as claimed by the evangelist.
to remand the suspects into prison custody to enable police complete
investigations for their trial.
Osman Abdul-Hakin, granted the request of the prosecutor and remanded
the suspects into prison custody.