Ghana: Witchcraft Accusation and Court System in Ghana

Satu, 82, has been staying at the house of a family member in the suburb of Tamale after she was banished from her community for witchcraft. In Dagomba tradition, witchcraft has a female face- an elderly female face. Another name for a witch, Sounya, is pakurugu, meaning an old woman. Witchcraft accusation is the nightmare of elderly women in the region. Satu is one of the latest victims of this nightmare.
Satu was accused of being responsible for the death of a cousin’s wife. She allegedly used so-tim (witchcraft medicine) to kill her.
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