Former President and flagbearer of the opposition NDC, John Dramani Mahama has blamed society and the failing institutions for the gruesome murder of a 90-year-old woman accused of witchcraft in the Savannah Region.
President Mahama has condemned the barbaric incident, chided the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Unit Committee Members, Assembly Members, and the Police as they are mandated to ensure such incidents do not happen in our societies.
"Where were our Assembly Members, Unit Committees, the BNI and the Police when it mattered most?", Mahama quizzes.
Mr Mahama called for those responsible for the barbaric act to be arrested and punished to serve as a deterrent to others.
Three days ago, 90-year-old Dente Akua was lynched in the full glair of the public after she was accused by a soothsayer of witchcraft in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region.
According to reports, the soothsayer who is at large currently accused the woman of being behind the underdevelopment of the Kafaba community where the woman lived. This, however, subjected the woman to severe beatings leading to her death.
No arrest has since been made yet.