28-year-old Michael Chefaal, a security guard at the Yeji branch of the Brong Ahafo Catholic Cooperative Society for Development (BACCSOD), has been gruesomely murdered in the banking hall while on guard duty.
The incident which is believed to have occurred at midnight was noticed in the morning when the workers reported to work.
The security man who would normally stay up to open the doors of the bank for work to start in the morning, was not available when the staff arrived.
Calls placed on his two telephone lines failed to connect as all the doors of the bank were locked with bloodstains visible through the glass doors of the bank. This immediately raised suspicion and fear among the staff.
The strange happening was reported to the Police in Yeji and on their arrival, they found Mr. Chefaal dead in a large pool of blood.
The police who confirmed the incident revealed that the deceased was stabbed several times in the chest.
All property of the bank including cash was left intact further raising fears it could be a contract killing.
The Pru East District Police Command indicated that they are on a manhunt for the killers though no arrest has been made yet.
This comes on back of several similar murders in the area amidst series of armed robberies on the Yeji-Atebubu stretch of the Yeji-Kumasi highway which is a daily occurrence.
Residents of the area have expressed serious reservations about the work of the police.
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