Crime & Punishment Sat, 31 Mar 2018

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65-year-old farmer lynched in Brong-Ahafo

Irate youth in Frimpongkorm, a border town, near Nkrankwanta, a farming community in the Dormaa West District of Brong-Ahafo Region, on Tuesday lynched a 65-year-old farmer throwing the town into a state of shock and disbelief.

The mutilated body of the deceased, Kwasi Nsiah, has since been deposited at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

Nsiah infuriated the youth when he allegedly attacked and inflicted cutlass wounds on one Ama Rebecca on her farm at Frimpongkrom along the Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire border, for reasons yet unknown.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsley Oppong, Regional Police Public Relations Officer In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani, said the incident happened around 1600 hours on Tuesday.

He said Rebecca, who is currently responding to treatment at the Nkrankwanta Polyclinic shouted for help when the deceased attacked her and the shouts attracted the attention some youth who went to her rescue.

Chief Inspector Oppong said when the deceased saw the angry youth he took to his heels, but they chased and lynched him with cutlasses and offensive instruments.

He said an Immigration Officer stationed in the area informed the police about the incident, but when the police got to scene the deceased was found lying prostrate with several cutlass wounds.

Chief Inspector Oppong said the (deceased) was pronounced dead on arrival at the Nkrankwanta Polyclinic.

He said the Police have so far not made an arrest.

Source: ghananewsagency.org

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