We're grateful for your support – Family of late Akua Denteh to TV3's Chris Amoako

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Family of the late Akua Denteh, who was lynched at Kafaba on July 23, 2020 over witchcraft accusations, has heaped praises on TV3’s Northern and Savannah regional correspondent Christopher Amoako for his consistency and support over the period.

Speaking at a forum organised by 3FM in collaboration with Sanneh Institute on the one-year commemoration of the lynching of his 90-year-old mother, son Dominic Mahama expressed gratitude on behalf of the family to Christopher and TV3 for their support.

“My first thanks goes to the organizers of this programme for organizing this forum in memory of my mother.

“My second thanks goes to TV3 for their support especially their correspondent in the Northern Region – Christopher Amoako – because he has been with us and supported us throughout this period,” he said

He also thanked the security forces for arresting some of the culprits involved in the brutal lynching of his mother.

Dominic Mahama made a passionate appeal to government, media, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to make the lynching of his mother the last.

Other speakers at the forum also called for education and a legislation on witchcraft accusations to make it a criminal act.

On that fateful day, the report of the lynching of the 90-year-old Akua Denteh over witchcraft accusations at Kafaba hit the entire nation.

3news.com broke the news with images of the incident

Www.3news.com was the first to break the news online.

The barbaric incident became a subject of discussion in both local and international media.

Two persons – Hajia Serena Mohammed, a supposed soothsayer, and Latifa Bomaye, her accomplice – are currently standing trial at the Tamale High Court over their alleged involvement in the murder.

One of the accused standing trial at the Tamale High Court

Fourteen others including two teachers on the police wanted list are still at large.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana