65-yr-old woman accused of witchcraft escapes lynching
A 65-year-old woman, Amina Mahama, has escaped lynching after
some angry youth of Nakpali in the Zabzugu district of the
Northern Region accused her of witchcraft.
Properties, including Mma Amina’s house, about 10,000 tubers of yam
have reportedly been set ablaze after she managed to run for her life.
The unfortunate incident happened around 10:00 am on Wednesday.
Mr. Abdul-Rahim Tahidu, a son of the accused confirmed the incident
in an interview with Adom News‘ Illiasu Abdul Rauf Dabre, stating
the matter has been reported to the police.
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Mr. Tahidu said his mother had a misunderstanding with two young
men in the community but after a few days, the branch of baobab
tree fell on one, leading to his death.
According to him, after the incident, the family of the deceased,
accused his mother of being responsible for the death.
A situation which caused them to mobilize some community
members to attack Amina Mahama at her house at Nakpali
but he tipped her off to escape.
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However, upon meeting her absence, they set her house
ablaze with no arrest made so far.
Mr. Rahim who has expressed worry over how the police are
handling the case has made a clarion call to Ghanaians
to help get justice for the mother.