In the northeastern Narerig, an elderly woman who was beaten on suspicion of witchcraft died. The deceased, identified as
Mma Rukaya, moved from Janga to the same area on a similar allegation.
Jonathan Navira, a resident of Narerig, told City News about the matter: “Those who beat the woman said she was a witch of Janga.”
“They beat her there [near Janga], then she came to Nalerig and settled here two years ago. The young man subsequently came here here in Narierig and beat them to death.” He added.
According to him, their attackers hit them with sticks and sticks.
“She fell after they hit her. When she died, she wasn’t even taken to the hospital,” Navira added.
The victim’s family picked up the body and buried it on Sunday.
Police have not yet commented on this case
Parts of Northern Ghana have witnessed violence related to witchcraft accusations over the years.
In April this year, some residents of Nakpali in the Zabzugu District of the Northern Region burned the property of a 68-year-old woman they accused of being a witch.
The witchcraft accusations dominated news cycles in August 2020 after 90-year-old Akua Denteh at Kafaba in the Savannah Region was lynched on camera because of claims she was a witch.
At the time, the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, was criticised for not doing enough to protect elderly women from violence associated with witchcraft allegations.