She will reappear on Thursday, 20 August
Latifah Bumaye, the woman who led a group of women to lynch a 90-year-old woman, has been remanded in police custody to assist with further investigations.
Ninety-year-old Akua Denteh was lynched for allegedly being a witch at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja District of the Savanna Region.
Her fate was sealed by a native doctor who had been invited by the villagers to help them drive away their misfortunes.
Scores of the locals watched aloof as two women flogged and bludgeoned the helpless grandmother despite her pleas of innocence.
The heart-wrenching video went viral on social media.
The Bole Magistrates court in the Savanna Region had earlier remanded some five suspects in prison custody in connection with the lynching.
They are to reappear in court on 20 August 2020.
They are Haruna Aness – 34, Issifa Tanko – 35, Shaibu Muntala – 29, Sulemana Ali – 35, and Issifa Zakyibo.
They have been charged with conspiracy and murder.
The court, presided over by His Worship Prince A. Kudjo, remanded Bumaye to assist with further investigations.
A police prosecutor told the court that Bumaye had been on the run until she was apprehended at her hideout at Kejewu in the East Gonja municipality.
She will reappear on Thursday, 20 August.