A man believed to be in his early 30s is said to have butchered an 18-year-old girl at Hwereso near Boankra in the Ejisu Juaben Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
This was after he allegedly raped the Junior High School final year student whose name was given as Azuma infront of the mother and her grandmother on Monday night.
The alleged killer, whose name was given as Adongo, also slashed the mother of the girl’s throat and head. The deceased’s paternal grandmother who was on a visit also sustained a cut on her back. They are receiving treatment at a nearby health facility.
Adongo, after committing the atrocity, bolted but the police are currently on manhunt for him.
Narrating the incident to Onua FM’s Yen Sempa Tuesday, the Assembly Member for the Electoral Area, William Kwaku Obeng explained that he was waken at about 1am this dawn, only to be greeted with the sad news of someone being killed in the area.
He said Adongo allegedly entered the victims’ room at midnight while they were asleep and demanded that they handed over the lady to her without any tangible reason. Brandishing the lethal cutlass, he threatened to kill everybody in that room, so the two women including two others obliged without a struggle.
Right in their presence, he raped the deceased. After the ignoble act, blood-thirsting Adongo slashed the poor girl’s chest right in-between the breasts.
Not satisfied, Adongo pounced on the victim’s mother and the old lady, inflicting cutlass wounds on them but left the two other children.
The Assembly Member told Yen Sempa host, Kwame Karikari that the people started shouting for help which attracted other tenants on the compound house but Adongo took to his heels after sensing danger.
Mr. Obeng said Adongo is known in the area as someone who smokes marijuana but discounted any perception that he might be insane.
He is currently being pursued by the police.
Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM