Story: Samuel Duodu, Agyemankrom
Irate youth from Agyemankrom, a farming community near Dormaa-Ahenkro in the Brong Ahafo Region, have shot and killed a man believed to be in his 50s whom they alleged to be a member of a serial killing gang.
The deceased, Kwesi Kyeremeh, who was in the company of three other men now at large, was arrested by the youth following an alarm raised by a farmer, James Oppong, of Agyemankrom.
Oppong was said to have claimed that the four men, including the deceased, had chased him on his farm with the intention to kill him for ritual purposes.
According to eyewitness accounts, Oppong mobilised the youth, after his escape, back into the bush and Kyeremeh was arrested.
Kyeremeh was then sent to the Agyemankrom chief’s palace where a thick crowd had gathered. After the chief had been briefed about the alleged intention of the deceased and his friends, he was said to have requested to contact the police but immediately he left the palace he heard a gunshot, only to go back to find the deceased in a pool of blood.
The incident occurred around 11.00 p.m. on Monday.
No arrest has been made but the Dormaa-Ahenkro Police have invited the chief, the farmer who raised the alarm and a Customs officer who witnessed the alleged attack on the farmer for questioning.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Dormaa-Ahenkro Presbyterian Hospital but reports say medical personnel at the hospital have refused to perform the autopsy, asking the family of the deceased to go for the body and send it to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.