[Video] Family of woman who escaped lynching in Zabzugu blames chief


April 22, 2021, 3:55 p.m.

According to them, the failure of police to arrest the perpetrators – who attacked and set the house of the 60-year-old ablaze – 48 hours after the incident is the mastermind of the chief. Family of 60-year-old Amina Mahama, who escaped being lynched by the youth of Nakpali over witchcraft accusation on Tuesday, April 20, have accused the chief of the community for interfering with police investigation. She noted that her mother’s business successes occasioned the hatred by the youth of the community including the chief who planned to kill her. ”She laments the delay by the security to arrest the perpetrators and blamed the chief for trying to ‘bury’ the case. On Tuesday, April 20 at about 10:00 am, some youth of Nakpali in the Zabzugu District of the Northern Region allegedly attacked and set her house ablaze. The youth allegedly accused her of having a hand in the death of Sulemana Issah in the community following a misunderstanding between the two. In July, 2020, a 90-year-old woman, Akua Denteh, was allegedly beaten to death by the youth of Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region. Barely a month after the Akua Denteh incident, another woman, Ibrahim Meiri, was attacked and inflicted with machete wounds by the youth of Sumpini, also in the Savannah Region.

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