Killers of alleged ‘witch’ must not escape prosecution – Nabdam MP

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for the Nabdam Constituency, Dr. Mark Nawaane, has called on the Upper East Regional Police Command, to prosecute persons complicit in the lynching of a 67-year old woman, who was accused of being a witch at Yenboka Kenna, a town in Pelungu in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region.

The Bolgatanga Police Command, is currently investigating the circumstances under which the widow was lynched, and has five suspects in its custody.

While police say investigations to unravel the mystery is ongoing, five suspects are standing trial at the Bolgatanga Magistrate court for their alleged roles in the incident.

According to the Nabdam legislator, any undue influence on the Police will compromise justice for the deceased.

Speaking to Citi News after a visit to the family of late Yenboka Kenna , Dr. Nawaane, intimated that, the Police should resist any form of external influence from the public in seeking justice for the deceased.

“My sincere condolences to the bereaved family and that this should be the last time this calamity should happen in Nabdam. I will categorically deny my involvement in trying to influence the ongoing investigations by the Police.

This is a murder case and we wish the Police work independently without any external influence, like the MP and any other person or group of persons trying to influence the Police to carry out their investigations.”

Dr. Nawaane, however, appealed to the justice delivery institutions to expedite action quickly.

“We wish that the Police will expedite action to bring the perpetrators to book; but at the same time no innocent person should suffer and we should be very careful in trying to get her killers not to have other Nabdams’ who are innocent to suffer” he stated.

 

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