- The suspect is thought to be mentally challenged
- Residents say it is the second mysterious murder of a school pupil in a short time
The gruesome murder of a 13 year-old girl in the Kpando-Abandu area of the Volta Region has caused a lot mourning in the small town. The population is still coming to terms with the evil act.
A source from the Kpando Police Station confirmed that the suspect, Wisdom Akude, has been arrested. The source also confirmed that the 27 year-old suspect is believed to be mentally challenged.
Residents narrating the story to the Daily Guide, alleged that Akude attacked the girl on Monday afternoon. She is believed to have been weeding her school park as part a given obligation when the incident happened.
It is unknown if something happened before Akude was provoked to react. Cutlass wounds were identified on the victims chest, arm and neck.
She did not die on the scene. But after being rushed to the Margaret Marqurat Catholic Hospital, she was declared dead on arrival. Her name has since been given as Rejoice Dornudenu. The body is now at morgue of the same hospital.
Residents are calling on authorities to act as soon as possible. It is reported that the body of another pupil was discovered recently in the same town. The decomposing body had some organs missing.
Police say they are conducting investigations into both cases.
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