- Police at Bechem have arrested a 48-year-old man for defiling an old woman
- The 76-year-old woman was seen lying dead in her farm
- Investigations are ongoing as the woman 's body has been deposited at the morgue
Police at Bechem in the Ashanti Region have arrested a 48-year-old man for allegedly defiling an old lady.
The old lady, Maame Ama Menka, was seen lying idle on a farm after she was allegedly attacked by the man while on the farm in Dwomo, a farming community near Bechem in the Tano South Municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region.
An eyewitness has narrated how the old woman was found lying dead in her farm with bruises around the neck - an incident which raised suspicions of defilement.
The District Police Officer for Bechem, Supt. Abraham Bansah, investigation is ongoing into the crime while as the suspect lies in jail. According to Supt. Abraham Bansah, the aged are being protected from such crimes in the future.
Also, residents of the town are being urged to keep a close eye on the aged in the area especially when most of them have children and family members away from town.
So far, the crime scene has been cordoned off for forensic investigation to continue as the body of the old lady has been deposited at the morgue.
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