Monday, March 14, 2011

Hunchback killed for rituals

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By William Yaw Owusu

Saturday March 12, 2011.
Residents of towns and villages near Assin Fosu in the Central Region are living in fear following what appear to be ritual killings in the area.

Just as dust was settling on the mysterious murder of two friends Yaw Bondam, 33 and Nicolas Fianyo, 25 and their three dogs at Wawaase in late February, another gruesome murder has hit Anyinabiram near Assin Fosu.

According to ASP Joshua Kwasi Ansu, Assin Fosu Divisional Crime Officer, the police have uncovered the mutilated female body in her 50s believed to be a hunchback at a bush in Anyinabiram.

He told Daily Guide via telephone that three friends who had gone to farm discovered the body on February 26, 2011.

He said the deceased’s son, Kwaku Quaye had told the police that when he returned from the farm at about 2pm on February 23, 2011, two unknown young men came to the deceased requesting for old Cedis and old schnapps bottles to buy.

Quaye told the police that the men gave his mother GHC5 and took her photographs and promised to come back for the old Cedis as well as the bottles later on February 25, 2011.

ASP Ansu said on February 25, 2011 at about 6:30am the two men returned claiming they reside in Asikuma and subsequently Quaye took some old currencies, gave them to the deceased and left for the farm.

According to the police, when Quaye returned from the farm, he was told the young men had left with the deceased to Asikuma but she never returned until her body was found in the bush.

The police say they are making frantic efforts to locate the two men.

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