Monday, December 14, 2009


By Samuel Duodu, Sunyani.

The Police in Sunyani have arrested two persons believed to be behind the recent mysterious killings of people at Atronie, a farming community in the Sunyani Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
The suspects, Kofi Amoako, a farmer, and Kofi Yesu, also a farmer and field assistant with the Forestry Department, Sunyani are both said to be resident at Atronie.
According to police sources, on November 17, 2009 at about 7.30p.m, one Issaka Salifu was walking from Atronie to his village, Amemedja, on the Nwawasua road.
About 20 metres away on Nwawasua road from Atronie main junction, the two suspects, in a taxicab, suddenly alighted and started running after him (Issaka) with a machete.
The sources said Issaka, who suspected foul play, run into a nearby bush and one of the suspects then threw the machete at him but he managed to escape unhurt.
On November 18, 2009, Issaka reported the incident to the police and while investigations were ongoing, Salamatu Mamprusi also reported that one of the suspects, Kofi Yesu and eight others chased her in a taxicab on a particular day on the Atronie-Nwawasua road at about 10a.m, but she managed to escape.
The sources said based on these reports they intensified their investigations in the area leading to the arrest of the two who had since been processed for court.
According to the police source, in recent times the police had received several reports from Atronie of ritual murders and the loss of people in the area and believed the suspects were among those who perpetrated such crimes.
This situation, the source added, had created anxiety and fear among residents in the area and its environs.

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