Usually, when there is murder, those who are responsible are brought to justice. In most cases, they are incarcerated for life if there was an intent to kill. However, in 2020, some have been murdered and the perpetrators have not yet been brought to book. Here is the list of those who were killed.
Gladys Awuni (February 20, 2020)
Gladys Awuni was a final year student at Nyinahin Catholic Senior High. She was just 16 years old when she was killed by two bikers riding when they crashed into her. She was on a way home after visiting her sick mother when the two suspects, Wahab Awudu and Kwaku Owusu hit her with their motorcycles. She was immediately rushed to the Nyinahin Government Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The worse part was that she was registered to take part in the ongoing WASSCE examination.
Five months down the line, the family of Awuni are still demanding justice as nothing has yet been done.
George Floyd (May 25, 2020)
On May 25, 2020, an attendant from a store called the police after George Floyd wanted to buy cigarettes with counterfeit $20 bill. He was arrested by the police and in a video gone viral, it explained what happened next.
In the viral video, one of the police officers was seen kneeling on Floyd's neck as he begged for air. The police ignored the plea until Floyd became unconscious. He was later rushed to hospital where he died afterwards.
Initially, some wanted to discredit the viral video but there was a mass protest in the United States where it happened. The four officers who arrested Floyd have been fired and one charged with second-degree murder. But the question is does it look like the policeman didn't know what he was doing after his knee was on a man's neck for over 8 minutes?
Akua Denteh (July 23, 2020)
I have always thought in Ghana the proclamation of old women as witches were things of the past until last Thursday where a 90-year woman was killed. Akua Denteh, 90, was lynched to death after a local traditional priest accused her of witchcraft. This sad event took place at Kafaba near Salaga in the East Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region. Mahama Salami reported the incident to the police but the time they got there they only saw a lifeless body.
An autopsy carried on the body revealed a cut on the forehead and bruises on the right arm. It was evident that she was kicked, slapped, pushed around to mention a few.
As a nation so we need this mob action to continue? Do we have to get rid of the old as witches because we have our problems to deal with? How long will it take for Ghanaians to learn their lessons?
In my view, I think the priest must be jailed and everyone who took part in this mob action.
What do you think? How can all these events be handled efficiently?
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