Police in the Savannah Region have arrested five lead suspects in connection with the lynching of a 90-year-old woman at Kafaba in the Savannah Region.

This comes on the back of an initial arrest of Kafaba Chief, Zackaria Yahaya at Damongo on Tuesday.

Chief of Kafaba, Zackaria Yahaya

This brings to six the number of suspects in custody of the Regional Police Command as they race to bring the perpetrators of the gruesome murder to book.

In a video sighted by Myjoyonline.com, the deceased, Akua Denteh was slapped, kicked and caned on July 23 after a traditional priestess accused her of being a witch.

According to the police, all the suspects admitted having invited the priestess to Kafaba where the incident occurred.

They are Haruna Aness – 34, Issifa Tanko- 35, Shaibu Muntala – 29, Sulemana Ali -35 and Issifa Zakyibo -32.

The suspects have been detained for further investigations.

Meanwhile, the incident has sparked an uproar among a cross-section of Ghanaians on the need for justice for the family of the deceased, Akua Denteh.