Ghanaian fetish priest sentenced to death for sacrificing wife and daughter to gods
A 38-year old Ghanaian fetish priest who killed his wife and daughter and sacrificed them to his idols has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
According to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), the Bolgatanga High Court found Mbawona Tindana guilty of the crime and sentenced him accordingly.
The facts of the case say he cut off the victims’ heads with an axe after accusing them of witchcraft.
He was charged with two offences of murder under section 46 of the Criminal Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.
Although he pleaded not guilty to the charges proffered against him, the court presided over by Charles Adjei Wilson, Regional Supervising High Court Judge, convicted him.
The court’s decision was reportedly based on a unanimous decision from a seven-member jury Tindana himself selected, which found him guilty and sentenced him to death.