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The Talensi Killings:7 arrested for allegedly killing 2 over witchcraft accusation

Seven people have been arrested for their role in the Talensi killings.The seven are in the grips of the police for their alleged involvement in the killing of an old man and woman.

The two old folks were accused of being witches in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region.

The two accused are said to have been forced by a fetish priest under the connivance  of some community members to drink a concoction to prove their innocence or otherwise.

Mion Lana Abdulai Mahamadu has died; Dagbon in shock.

The old man, one of the two accused persons is said to have died instantly after taking the said concoction. The old woman also died a day later after she took the concoction as part of a prove of her being a witch.

It is not clear whether the two died in confirmation of they being witches or were killed due to the composition of the said concoction.

The police  in the area are still on the manhunt for other suspects.

He added that there have been accusation of witches from time to time, but this is the first time that people  were forced to drink concoction to prove their involvement int witchcraft or otherwise.
The DCE said he will meet with all that matter to see the way forward, stressing that the challenge in the area is that they district not have a resident district Police commander and that this can affect or delay their quest to unravel the killings.


By Robert

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