Man arrested for attacking 75-year-old ‘witch’

A 36-year-old electrician, Kwadwo Akomea Jonas has been arrested by the Akyem Osino Police in the Eastern region for catapulting the right eye of his 75-year-old mother, Salomey Korang after accusing her of witchcraft.

The suspect has been remanded by a Koforidua Circuit Court.

The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Solomon Keelson told the Court that the complainant in the case, Vida Darkwah, and the accused are siblings while their mother is the victim.

He said, Jonas has been accusing the mother for killing four out of twelve children she had given birth to with her witchcraft.

The incessant accusations against the victim by her son (accused person) created a sour relationship between the two. Jonas on several occasions also threatened to kill the victim or eject her from her own house.

Jonas, in his bid to eject the victim from the house, further warned that, he will kill her if she fails to leave the house.

The 75-year-old Victim, sensing danger attempted to run for safety but was pushed down by the Jonas. The victim frightened by the action of Jonas, got up and sat at the entrance of her room and bowed down her head.

According to Chief Inspector Keelson, the Jonas catapulted the right eye of the victim immediately she raised up the head.

Jonas, then took to his heels when the victim suddenly fell down wailing in agony amidst blood oozing from her eye.

Some residents who got wind of the incident trooped to the house and rushed the victim to Osiem Government Hospital.

Police laid surveillance and managed to arrest the accused person at his hideout on April 4, 2017, and was charged with the offence of causing harm contrary to Section 69 of Act 29/60.

The victim even though treated and discharged, has her right eye damaged.