Police arrest three suspects in Upper East mob lynching incidence

Police arrest three suspects in Upper East mob lynching incidence

- The Upper East Police say they have arrested three suspects in connection with the lynching of a 67-year-old woman accused of being a witch

- The Police have confirmed the three suspects are currently assisting them in investigations

- The family of the deceased have accused the Chief of Pelungu of failing to be proactive in preventing the murder of the poor widow

Police in Upper East Region have arrested three persons in connection with the lynching of a 67-year-old woman accused of being a witch.

Police arrest three suspects in Upper East mob lynching incidence

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COP Vincent Redeemer, the regional commander, said the police cannot immediately confirm whether those arrested were directly involved in the lynching of the woman.

He said the police were, however, holding them to assist in investigations.

COP Redeemer said the police were hopeful that those picked up could help them identify those who carried out the brutal attack on the poor widow, leading to her death.

He said one of those arrested was a man who tried to obstruct police investigations when they visited the scene of the crime and were arresting some people of interest.

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The victim, the late Madam Yenboka Kenna, a widow, was killed near Pelungu Market on May 29, a few days before Captain Mahama’s unfortunate killing.

The family of the woman has partly blamed the Chief of Pelungu for the incident.

An elder of the victims’ family, Tibil Nyaabil, said the chief of Pelungu, Naab Sierig Sore Sobil (IV), that he could have prevented the murder of their royal if he had accommodated the poor widow in his palace, away from the mob.

However, the chief has denied the accusation that he was partly to blame for the killing.

He added that there was nothing he could do to help seek justice for the deceased because the husband and family had not formally informed him of the death.

Ghanaians have been outraged by the gruesome murder of Captain Mahama by a mob in Denkyira-Obuase last week after they wrongly accused him of being an armed robber.

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