Suspected Witch Escapes Lynching


The suspected witch sandwiched in the crowd
Hundreds of residents of Maye Hot, a suburb of Madina, Accra and its environs in the early hours of yesterday rushed out of their homes to catch a glimpse of a naked middle aged woman suspected to be a witch who had supposedly crash-landed.

For more than two hours vehicular movement from Madina to Ashaley Botwe and vice versa came to a standstill as the scene, which was close to a popular restaurant,  had been inundated by  people trying to take snapshots of the suspected witch.

At the time DAILY GUIDE arrived at the scene, two police men, who were waiting for the arrival of the patrol team, were seen trying to protect the woman from being lynched.

The suspected witch, fair in complexion, has a clean hair cut, flat breasts and an overlapping stomach covering her pelvic area. She rather looked confused and was speechless.

She held a small piece of red material and had a substance believed to be anointing oil flowing down her body which according to observers, was poured on her by some of the onlookers.

A resident in the area, who claimed to be among the earliest people to see the woman, told DAILY GUIDE that he was returning home at about 3am when he heard a loud noise like a heavy object having dropped on the ground.

He said he earlier came out of his car to find the suspect as a man dressed in war clothes but was surprised that the same person within minutes, had gradually transformed into a woman.

Another elderly man who spoke to DAILY GUIDE also said the suspected witch was allegedly coming from the Kumasi Central Hospital (Gee) where she had purportedly removed the womb of a woman spiritually and was taking it to a hideout in Accra when she crashed-landed.

The Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Supt. Nantoma Yakubu Aggrey, told the paper that the patrol team had a very challenging time trying to defy the large crowd to take the woman away.

He urged members of the public to exercise a lot of discretion in handling the aged or persons suspected to have mental challenges.

As people were feasting their eyes on the strange woman, a man was said to have cashed in on the situation to steal a mobile telephone.

By Solomon Ofori


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