Kokomba warriors kill antelopes alleged to have killed 48-year-old woman
A team of Kokomba warriors and hunters at Dambai Old Town in
the Oti Region have shot dead two male antelopes they believed
killed a woman gathering mangoes on the farm.
The warriors believed the animal was lurking in the vicinity of the
incident and was likely to attack another person, hence the
search-to-kill exercise sanctioned by Nana Ubor Gmafudal II,
Chief of Kokomba at Dambai.
Madam Bejome Jacha, 48, was head-butted by the wild antelopes
on Wednesday leading to injuries and her subsequent death
at the Hohoe Municipal hospital the next day.
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Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on behalf of the team,
Mr Jacha Jagri, the husband of the deceased said the team set
off late Friday night after the necessary rituals accorded such events
and returned at 0700 hours on Saturday with two male antelopes.
He said true to their suspicion, the first animal was shot within the
precincts of the accident with the second one being killed within an hour.
He said the carcass would undergo specific rituals to appease the
soul of the deceased, who was buried last Friday.