Fear has gripped residents of Ashaiman, one of the densely populated peri-urban communities near Tema in the Greater Accra region following the gruesome murder of three men Saturday night, September 14, 2019.
The lifeless bodies of 70-yr old Ibrahim Bagada Sumaila, a night watchman was found covered with the clothes he wore on that fateful night in front of the Apsonic Motors Shop where he worked. Another victim, Joshua Afuugu, a 35yr old homeless man, is also believed to have been murdered in front of Sofaamy Glass Shop at Talaku, near the Ashaiman Roundabout.
The third body only identified as Kobina, 70, was a known night watchman. His mutilated remains was dumped at the Kasapreko Warehouse, just 50 metres from the first crime scene in the Ashaiman Municipality on Sunday dawn.
According to the Police, all victims were found with their clothes covering their heads “with blood oozing from his eyes, nostrils, ears and mouth. The shops the watchmen manned were intact, which further confirms the killings were for ritual purposes.
News about the removal of organs from the deceased has sparked fear among residents.
The Police are relying on footages of CCTV Cameras at the Kasapreko Warehouse where one of the watchmen was killed to facilitate ongoing investigations.
All three have been conveyed to the Police Hospital.
One Arrested Over Prampram Killing
The Police have picked up one suspect, Ali Kofi Sowuno over the gruesome murder of a family of three who were later set ablaze by the assailants in their pickup.
The suspect, a nephew of the diseased reportedly threatened the family earlier and a formal complaint had been lodged two weeks before the sad incident.
The victims, 46 year old Joshua Koranteng Oman, a farmer his wife and their son were burnt beyond recognition at Zutsukpo, a village near Tsopoli in the Ningo-Prampram District last Thursday night.
According to reports, the couple and their 5-year old child were in their pickup truck double cabin when unknown persons shot and set their vehicle ablaze. The allegation has been confirmed by the Prampram Divisional Police Commander, ACP Dodzi Hlordzi.