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General News of Thursday, 11 April 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

Mother jailed for subjecting 3-year-old daughter accused of witchcraft to torture

The Adentan Magistrate court presided over by her lordship Justice Linda Amissah has sentenced a 39-year-old mother to three months in prison in hard labour for subjecting her three-year-old daughter to various forms of physical torture over claims she is a witch.

Aunty Esi who showed no signs of remorse for her conduct, was charged for physical abuse contrary to the domestic violence act.

Additionally she was fined GH¢600 with an order from the court for her daughter to be given to her aunty to take care of with a strict warning she has no the right to even get closer to the victim even jail after serving her term in jail.

The inhumane act of Aunty Esi was brought to the fore by Kwaku Stephen of Oman Fm who went undercover to expose the ill-treatment meted out to the poor girl for months.

According to the journalist, the victim suspected to be a witch, was subjected to severe flogging at the least provocation leaving bloody welts all over her by no other person but her biological mother who accused her of being a witch and claimed she is responsible for all her woes.

The Minister for Gender Children and social protection, Cynthia Morrison has however cautioned parents who abuse their kids to be wary that once they are caught, the law will come after them.