The founder of the direct opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) and Former president of the Republic of Ghana, Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings have express his disappointment in brutal abuse, especially on women in Ghana
His reaction to brutal abuse on the side of women comes after a blessed old lady who was Identified as Kafaba in the Savannah Region of Ghana was killed in a broad daylight over claims that she is a witch.
Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings with disappointment and disturbed has called on the Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit(DOVVSU) of the Ghana Police Service to be swift in their response to issues regarding abuse.
According to the former president, the Ghana police service and other investigative agencies as well as the Attorney-General’s Department must ensure that this matter is thoroughly investigated and appropriate charges and prosecution brought against the perpetrators to serve as a deterrent.
He also stated that “We are in 2020 and such brutal abuse, especially of women should not be countenanced in Ghana. We rose up in unison when George Floyd cruelly lost his life in the United States. We cannot look on and allow something more callous to happen in Ghana.”
90 years old Madam Akua Denteh popularly known in her community as Kafaba met her untimely death when she was declared as a witch by a supposed soothsayer and was subjected to beatings by some women in the Savannah Region of Ghana.
As it stands the Ghanaian CSOs and other individuals in the country are fighting for justice for the old woman who was subjected to torture before she lost her life to the wicked women in Savannah Region Of Ghana.
May her soul Rest In Peace