Samson’s Take: Trial by ordeal is punished

By article 15 of the Constitution, it is a violation of the dignity of a person to subject them to torture, cruel or other inhuman, degrading treatment or punishment or to any condition that detracts or is likely to detract from their dignity and worth as human beings.

Unfortunately, some Ghanaians have been doing these very same things prohibited by the law. The latest victim of the injustice and criminal act of trial by ordeal is 90-year-old Akua Denteh flogged to death in Kafaba in the Savannah Region.