From Michael Boateng, Yamfo

The body of the Akwasi Yeboah (left), A section of the public that besieged the Yamfo police station (right)

The entire township of Yamfo, was on Saturday, November 13, 2010, thrown into a state of mourning, when a thirty-five year old mason, Akwasi Yeboah a.k.a Akwasi Dada, was found murdered at a spot near the Jehovah Witnesses Temple.

Whilst famers refused to go to farms for fear of being murdered in a similar way, others invoked the gods of the area to strike those behind the crime.

Akwasi Dada was lying in a pool of blood with a very deep cut around his neck, with one of the eyes gouged out, a sight which made the people suspect ritual murder.

The police have so far arrested two suspects to assist in investigations into the case.

The arrest of the suspects followed complaints by the pregnant wife of the deceased, Nana Yaa, that one of the suspects came to call her husband in the night, and later came back to find out from her whether he had returned home.

The Tano North District Police Commander, ASP Samuel Latebu, told The Chronicle that the two suspects were arrested, based on the information given by the wife of the deceased, and other people, who were around during the night before the murder of Akwasi Yeboah.

He disclosed that one of the suspects was a driver, and the other, who asked the deceased to accompany him, is the driver’s mate, who hails from Tanoso near Yamfo.

ASP Latebu called on the youth to be patient and allow the police to conduct thorough investigations to unearth the people behind the murder, and the reason for it, adding that the two suspects were assisting the police to apprehend the culprit(s), and if they are found culpable themselves, then the law would deal with them appropriately.

He said the body of Akwasi Yeboah had been conveyed to the St. God of John Hospital for examination, and to establish the truth about suspicions that the heart of the deceased had been taken out.

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