Ghana: Farmer Beaten for cutting down a witch tree

A 50 year old Farmer at Akwatia in the eastern region, Kennedy Owusu Was on Sunday 18th May 2014 summoned before the Akwatiahene’s (Akwatia Chiefs Palace) and whipped severely on the Orders of Akwatiahene, Osabarima Kofi, Boateng III, for cutting down a huge Tree at the Cemetery for his personal use.

His crime was that he had gone to the Akwatia Cemetery to cut down a huge tree which serves as a form of protection for the people of Akwatia. According to sources the Tree serves as a playing ground for the witches of Akwatia and its surroundings.

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