- A family of three has been killed in Tsopoli, a town new Prampram in the Greater Accra Region
- They were a husband, wife, and their three-year-old child
- They were killed by armed men and their bodies burnt to ashes and so they could not be recognised
- Preliminary investigations have provided the names of the deceased
- Police reports have it that they were ambushed and killed on their way going to fetch water
Ghanaians woke up to the sad news that a family of three have been murdered and burnt to ashes in Tsopoli, a town near Prampram.
The family, a man, wife, and three-year-old child, according to reports seen by YEN.com.gh were on their way to fetch water in their car.
But the killers laid ambushed and caught them on their way going.
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The names of the family have been given as Oman Kwaw Koranteng, the husband, Sophia Kpotogi Daale, the wife, and Oman Akuaku, their three-year-old child.
Telling how the murder took place, the Prampram Division Police Commander, ACP Dodzi Hlordze, said the family was ambushed and assassinated.
He explained that the armed men laid in ambush and waited for the family to go on the lonely road.
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ACP Hlordze said they were first shot dead by the killers, after which they set them ablaze to ashes so that it was even hard to recognise them immediately.
He also decried the unwillingness of those around, the members of the community, to speak on the matter and tell everything they know about it in helping to apprehend the killers.
“Their bodies were burnt beyond ashes so we are unable to recognize the deceased persons. The villagers are not willing to cooperate with us,” the ACP said.
“They (family of three) were ambushed and shot dead and burnt. They were going to fetch water…. they rear cattle there and fetch water in the area at the sea nearby. While they were going the people laid ambush and they were shot and later burnt to death,” he added.
ACP Hlordze has said the police are keenly pursing the matter and will ensure that the perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book.
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