Cattle Thief Lynched

The dead man


A TWENTY-EIGHT-YEAR-old man, who is alleged to have been part of a six-man gang of thieves, has been lynched at Asuabena-Beposo, a farming community near Mankranso in the Ashanti Region.

The deceased, whose name and other identities are still not known, and his gang reportedly attacked one Seidu Sabo with machetes and made away with three of his cattle on July 5, 2024.

According to a Mankranso District Police report, Seidu Sabo, who was also armed with a sharp machete, fought back and managed to inflict cutlass wounds on one his attackers, leading to his death.

The police statement, sighted by the paper, said Seidu Sabo, who was severely injured after the violent attack, quickly reported the case to the police before seeking medical attention.

“On July 5, 2024 at 0445 hours, Salifu Abugri of Beposo brought to the Mankranso Police victim Seidu Sabo with a deep cutlass wound on his right wrist, and the former reported that on same day about 1200 hours, six men armed with cutlasses attacked the victim and made away with three cattle at Asuabena near Mankranso .


“That victim also managed to inflict cutlass wounds on one of his attackers. Victim was issued with a police medical report form and was taken to the Mankranso hospital but he was referred to KATH for treatment.

“Police together with complainant proceeded to the scene of crime about 500 metres from Asuabena-Beposo near Mankranso and found the lifeless body of a male adult aged about 28 years in a pool blood lying in a supine position about 50 metres from the house of the victim.

“An inspection on the body revealed a deep cut on the back of the deceased and a severed right hand,” the police report said, adding that the dead man was wearing pink boxer pants and a blood stained brown shorts with a green shirt in his pocket.

The police further said the body has since been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) mortuary for preservation and autopsy, adding that efforts are being made to get the other perpetrators arrested to assist investigations.


FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi