Three persons are allegedly reported dead at Huhunya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region early last Saturday morning.
The deceased, a Customs Assistant, Atama Padi, and a motor rider, Jerry, were allegedly shot and butchered to death by suspected armed robbers in an attempt to arrest them for stealing goats.
The other deceased, believed to be a member of the suspected robbers, was also allegedly beaten and burnt to death by the angry residents on the spot.
The Eastern File was told that the robbers, numbering about six, had stolen the goats from Klo Agogo, and upon information, the deceased (Customs Assistant Atama Padi and a motor rider, Jerry) attempted to arrest them at a check point.
The robbers, in a Toyota Corolla with registration number GW 4151 – 19, which has been burnt, however managed to kill the two deceased who tried to trace them.
The incident resulted in the residents allegedly assaulting one of the suspects, who was arrested and later set him and the car ablaze leading to his death.
Meanwhile, the other suspects have gone into hiding, while the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the Koforidua Hospital morgue for further investigations.