Revive death penalty – PNC urges gov’t in curbing ritual murders

The People’s National Convention (PNC) is urging government to revive the death penalty punishment which has been in the country’s laws but not applied in more than 30 years.

The PNC says the law must be applied on ritual murderers.

The PNC believes that the only way to stop these ritual murders is for the government to revive the Death Penalty punishment which is still in our books to save women and children and also deter others from following the same path,” the party said in a statement on Sunday, September 25.

“Ritual murderers staying in condemn prison would only end up causing financial loss to the country,” the statement signed by General Secretary Janet Asana Nabla said.

It also recommended the arrest of the spiritualists involved in all cases of ritual murders.

It is time we consider registering all persons who claim they are ‘traditional doctors’ with powers to heal or ease people’s difficulties be it financial or spiritual. By so doing, their activities could be monitored.”

This follows several cases of ritual murders in the country with the most recent recorded in Mankessim, where a prospective nursing student was buried by a chief and a pastor in a room.

The PNC said government must enjoin the National Communications Authority (NCA) to ban all TV programmes advertising ritual money.

“Generally, television programs that contain scenes that seek to encourage ritual killings must be banned from showing on national television e.g Kumawood and Nollywood movies.”

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh|3news.com|Ghana

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