Enga Provincial Police Commander, Superintendent George Kakas, said a woman from Kaiap village in Enga province was saved from certain death by local police.
The victim, who was in her mid-40s, was accused of performing sorcery on another woman who died whilst giving birth one month ago.
Superintendent Kakas said after getting a telephone tip off he organised a team of 30 police personnel and went to Kaiap village, and raided the house where the woman was being kept, within minutes of the call and rescued her.
“I have just intervened in the nick of time to save the woman from certain death, luckily we knew exactly where to look and found her in time.
“The suspects fled when we arrived at the scene. However, all the suspects have been identified and I will not rest until they are brought to justice. They know who they are and must immediately surrender to police or I will use other all means possible bring them in,” he said.
Superintendent Kakas appealed to the people of Enga to not accuse and torture any alleged sorcerer because sorcery was never a part of Engan culture.
He also appealed to government departments and organisations to help in reducing accused sorcerer killings.