The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) is seeking justice for the gruesome murder of the 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh.
Madam Akua Denteh, a nonagenarian, was allegedly accused of being a witch by a fetish priest and was subsequently lynched at Kafaba in the East Gonja District in the Savannah Region on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
The council in a statement issued Wednesday, July 29, insisted that Akua Denteh and others who have suffered similar atrocities in the past, must not be denied justice.
“We add our voice to those of other well-meaning Ghanaians in calling for serious investigations and arrest of all those involved in this heinous crime which can best be described as very cruel and barbaric” ,the statement read.
The Council also opined that the lessons learnt from such gruesome murders should be used to right the wrongs in our society.
The Council was concerned that citizens disregard the nation’s rules and regulations; and choose to take the law into their own hands in an era of modernity.
The statement signed by Rev. Emmanuel Teimah Barrigah, who is the General Secretary of the GPCC, said it is about time the nation considered closing down “witches” camps which are predominantly found in the Northern Regions.
The Pentecostal Council posited that inmates of such camps who are mostly elderly women and sometimes their children and grandchildren must be reintegrated into the society.
The elderly, weak and vulnerable must be targeted for the care and protection of our society, the statement said.
In the mean time, police in the Savannah Region have arrested the chief of Kafaba in connection with the murder of Akua Denteh.