A man believed to be in his 80s has been kidnapped after he was accused of being a wizard by a group of people at Kambagu in the Bunkprugu district of the North East Region.
He was abducted on Monday morning at the village while on his way to a family meeting. He has since not been found after an overnight rescue search by the police, according to his son. The people who kidnapped accused him two months ago of being behind the death of their relative and have been trying to take him to a witch doctor.
According to his son, Isaac Yariban, his father was intercepted on his way to the family meeting, forced on a motorbike, and taken away by the people. He said his father was taken across and believed to be held in Togo. The police had confirmed the abduction to mynewsgh.com and said efforts were already underway to rescue the man prior to being found.
It comes barely a fortnight after Madam Akua Denteh, 90 was beaten to death at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District for allegedly being a witch.
Seven persons including, Haruna Aness – 34, Issifa Tanko- 35, Shaibu Muntala – 29, Sulemana Ali -35, and Issifa Zakyibo -32 have so far been arrested are assisting police to unmask the rest.