Man tied up like animal on slaughter table dies in Zebilla; 7 arrested

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A 30-year-old man who was tied up like an animal and driven about 500 metres on a bicycle at Gozeisi, a suburb of Zebilla in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region has died.

Samuel Abanga was said to have assaulted his brother’s wife, Estether Alahadi, into coma; something that triggered other relatives to torture him by tying his two hands as well as legs together and put on a bicycle.

The body of Abanga in her room

He was driven from where the assault incident took place to his home where he was left tied in his room, leading to his death.

The Police in Bawku have meanwhile arrested seven people for their alleged involvement in the incident which happened at 2:00pm Tuesday.

Confirming the incident to 3News, the Zebilla Police Commander, ASP Emmanuel Huni-Broni, said the police received the information that the community was about burying the deceased at about 19:00hrs.

He said personnel were deployed there and seven persons were arrested.They are currently assisting in investigations.

ASP Emmanuel said Esther was hit in the head leading to her collapse but was rushed to Zebilla Government Hospital where she is responding to treatment.

The body of the deceased has meanwhile been taken to the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital pending autopsy.

Assembly member for the area, Sulemani Bukari Afuugu told 3News he received a distress call around 1700hours from the community asking him to come at about 1700hrs for an information only to get there to find Abanga tied up with a rope in his room dead.

He said he assisted the community members to report the matter to the Police

A family member of the deceased claimed Abanga was battling with mental illness until his death, noting efforts were made by his family members find treatment for him but could not succeed.

By Atubugri Simon Atule||Ghana

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