Ashtown: Suspected thief lynched
A suspected thief has been lynched at the forecourt of Ashtown Baptist church in the Kumasi Metropolis of the Ashanti.
The man believed to be in his early 30s was reportedly lynched after attempting to steal from the church’s premises on Saturday January 22, 2022.
An eyewitness who unanimously spoke to OTEC News Kwame Agyenim Boateng disclosed that the deceased was lynched at the premises of the church but died in a gutter in front of the facility.
“We heard the noise of some poeple beating the alleged thief but couldn’t go forward because it was very late somewhere around 1-am in the morning”
“I went to the area early morning only to see the lifeless body of a man in the gutter with bruised all over his body”
“Some of us who precceded to the premises of the church saw blood stains fuelling our suspicion that the deceased was first lynched at the area”
Meanwhile the security man who was on duty on the said day confirmed to police officers that the suspect was indeed beating at the church’s premises but was not there as being spectaculated by others.
He explained that the suspected thief attempted to forcefully enter a car at the church’s premises leading to his beatings by some people around.
Police from Manhyia Divisional Police Command have however invited the security man to assist investigations.
The body have been conveyed to the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Hospital autopsy.
For his part the Assembly member of Manhyia-Odumase Electoral Area Hon George Baafi expressed worry over the rampant robbery attacks in the area and called on security in the metropolis to take necessary actions to curb the menace.