Villagers in the rural part of the North East Region of Ghana have allegedly killed a 75-year-old woman who has been accused of practicing witchcraft.
The body of Madam Tiyata Achiri, was found at about 7:00 pm Saturday, December 4, according to the police in the North East Region.
A resident told Citi News that her assailants beat her with sticks and canes as he narrates it was not the first time she had suffered such an attack.
Belief in witchcraft remains widespread in some parts of Ghana.In some cases women are lynched, stripped naked as punishment or driven from their homes.
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.
SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES