Ghana

Arrest Of Kafaba Chief Too Late – Amnesty International

Amnesty International Ghana, a non-governmental organization has welcomed the arrest of the Chief of Kafaba, Zackaria Yahaya, over the lynching of 90-year-old Akua Denteh although it believes the action was late.

The chief was picked up around 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and sent to the Salaga police station for interrogation.

The Regional Director of Amnesty International Ghana, Robert Akoto-Amoafo in a Citi News interview called on the police to expedite investigation and prosecutions.

“I think it is a step in the right direction, one that has come too late for us but rather welcoming. I think that there are two approaches to this matter. The criminal part and the part of people suffering torture within the community for being accused of witchcraft. And so what we’re expecting is that the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Interior Ministry and various institutions responsible will as soon as possible deal the with holistically.”

—citinewsroom


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