- An 18-year-old boy has told a sad story of how his father was murdered by armed men on the way to his farm
- He was also attacked in the same way, but survived unlike his father
- The attackers are said to be sending threatening messages to helpers of the boy and it is unclear why he and his father were attacked
A young boy of 18 years has reportedly told the story of how his dear father was murdered in cold blood by some armed men.
The incident is said to have taken place between Tomfokrom and Nsuta in the Bosome Freho District of the Ashanti Region.
The boy, whose name has been withheld for security purposes, was with his father when his attackers killed him.
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This is contained in a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Myjoyonline.com.
According to his narration, the incident happened on Friday, November 9, 2018, when as usual, he sat at the back of his father’s motorbike heading to school while his dad headed to the farm.
In the most heart-wrenching manner, some assailants pounced on them with cutlasses at a spot between the two towns mentioned earlier, and started inflicting machete wounds on the father.
The dad, popularly known as Obodai in the community, reportedly suffered machete wounds to his head, arms, shoulders and any part of his body the assailants found fit to inflict.
The assailants did not end there but turned to his son and inflicted the same wounds on him in the hope that he would be killed too but he survived.
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“Two men started it all. They had cables in hand which they used first to whip my dad who then lost control over the motorbike and I fell together with him. Then the others joined in. This time with machetes,” the traumatised young boy narrated.
“He was calling for someone to come to his aid but there was no one. It was very sad.”
“When they were cutting him I was watching because I knew whatever happens me too I won’t be alive. I am wondering how I am still alive,” he added.
According to him, he stood watching, praying to God to prepare a better place for his father because he knew that he was not going to survive what was being done to him.
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However, after surviving this brutal attempt on his life and watching the heartbreaking episode of his father’s death, the life of the 18-year-old boy is reportedly still in danger.
The assailants were said to be still sending threatening text messages to people who took the boy to the hospital.
Meanwhile, his mother, and the wife of the deceased farmer, is scared of what will happen to her and the seven children her husband suddenly left behind.
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The young man is said to be traumatized; physically disturbed and totally devastated but wants to write his BECE.
The man to help him register for the BECE is no more, and he has to face the cruelty of life all alone without a father.
In a related development, YEN.com.gh reported the story of a policeman being shot in the eye by robbers.
The incident, according to report, happened near the area where the young boy and his father were attacked.
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