An old woman believed to be in her late 90s has been lynched to death at Kafaba in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region on suspicion that she is a witch.
A woman believed to be a soothsayer invited to Kafaba to exorcise witches from the community allegedly mentioned the deceased as spiritually holding at ransom the progress of the community.
The deceased denied the claim and pleaded with the people to spare her life.
But the soothsayer and the mob ignored her pleas and lynched her.
The Savannah Regional Police Command has since been to the community to retrieve the body.