The chief of Kafaba Zackaria Yahaya has been arrested according to confirmed police sources in the Savannah Region, MyNewsgh.com confirmed from the Regional Commander DCOP Enock Adutwum Bediako.
He has just been moved from the Salaga police station where he was earlier invited for interrogation to the Savannah Regional Police Headquarters and is currently being interrogated by a four-member panel.
The chief who has been linked to the incident has been accused of inviting the self-styled witch doctor who condemned the old woman as a witch and ordered her persecution.
The chief has been speaking to the police, claimed self-styled priestess was invited into the community by a group of NPP youth and that the youth had their pavilion burnt.
When they reported to he (the chief), he asked them to recite Quran and prayed over it.
Unsatisfied after going by his directives, the youth group invited the priestess into the community to unveil the arsonists.
The priestess subsequently pointed fingers at the old woman accusing her of being behind all the misfortunes in town, including the alleged delay of rainfall in the community.
According to the chief, the old lady’s own granddaughter was the one seen in the video doing the canning.
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