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Akufo-Addo urges police to quickly conclude investigations into lynching of 90-year-old woman

President Akufo-Addo has called on the police to as a matter of urgency conclude investigations into the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region.

A viral video surfaced on social media of the elderly woman whose name has been given as Akua Denteh being lynched because a soothsayer had accused her of being a witch.

The soothsayer and two others are wanted by the police.

The President in reaction to this said the killing has “disfigured the face of our nation.”

“I hope that the quick response of the police will lead to the rapid administration of justice in this unfortunate matter,” President Akufo-Addo said.

He also offered some financial support to advocacy efforts in the wake of the killing.

“I will make an appropriate contribution to the Akua Denteh Foundation to express my own revulsion at the awful, tragic act that has occurred in this region.”

Experts from the National Police headquarters have been deployed to the Savannah Region to hunt down the perpetrators of the incident.

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