Overlord of Gonjaland His Majesty Yagbonwura Tuntumba BoreEssa (I).
The Overlord of Gonjaland His Majesty Yagbonwura Tuntumba BoreEssa(I) has called on his subjects to desist from what he terms “barbaric behaviour”, the lynching of an alleged witch in Kafaba and allow the customary law and the laws of Ghana in resolving challenges emanating from challenges as these work.
In a statement signed by the Registrar of the Gonjaland Traditional Council Kapori Abutu, the Overlord expressed shock at the dastardly act committed on July 23 against Akua Denteh, 90, a resident of Kafaba after been branded a witch by a soothsayer.
The Traditional Council has also condemned the act which it says was “committed at the blindside of the Traditional Authority”
“The Gonjaland Traditional Council has received with shock and grief news of the alleged brutal killing of one of its subjects by some individuals who allegedly accused her of witchcraft”.
The Overlord has urged all his subjects and the general public to assist the Kingdom and the security agencies to identify the culprits.
He wants security agencies to as a matter of urgency, bring the perpetrators to book to serve as a deterrent of a deviant behaviour to others.