- A retired military officer is in the grips of the Nsawam police for murdering a suspected thief
- He was arrested alongside one Nana Odiasempa Nii Ade Quaye
- The two reportedly beat the suspected thief and stamped on his neck, leading to his death
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The Nsawam Police in the Eastern Region have arrested a 50-year-old retired military officer and a chief for beating a suspected goat thief to death, YEN.com.gh can report.
The ex-military officer, W.O.1 Adjona Henry, and the chief, Nana Odiasempa Nii Ade Quaye, reportedly stamped on the neck of the suspected thief repeatedly leading to his death.
The suspected goat thief named Abombi met his untimely death on April 3, 2021, according to a Starrfm.com.gh report sighted by YEN.com.gh.
He was said to have been arrested by agents of the chief whose pregnant goat he stole earlier at Ayigbe town, a suburb of Nsawam.
Sent to the chief’s palace, the suspect thief was subjected to series of beatings by the ex-military officer, who is said to be the chief’s driver.
The chief and his driver stamped on Abombi’s chest and neck while on the floor helpless, badly injuring him and rendered him almost unconscious.
They released him afterward only for him to be pronounced dead the next day.
The acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Region Police Command, Sergeant Francis Gomado, said the chief and his accomplice have been arrested and detained to assist the investigation.
In other news on YEN.com.gh, military officers have shot a taxi driver to death in the Eastern Region town of Asamankese.
The incident occurred on Monday, April 5, 2021.
There has been massive public outcry since the grisly murder of the 33-year-old deceased identified as Yaw George.
Roadblocks were mounted on the town’s major thoroughfare by angry residents demanding justice for their maimed kindred. The irate residents also besieged the town’s police station over the heinous murder, sources close to the development told YEN.com.gh.
According to a report filed by Starrfm.com.gh, the 33-year-old deceased who was also lumber was shot Monday morning while driving a taxi with registration number GR 3847-21 and escorting a truck transporting his lumber.
The military officers, the outlet reported, were chasing the lumber truck and the taxi driver now deceased. The officers opened fire through the back windshield of the car killing the 33-year-old instantly on approaching the Police barrier on Asamankese to Accra road.
“They shot him in the dead,” Accra-based Starr FM quoted an eye witness as saying.
“They even abandoned him and were still pursuing the truck so it was the police officers who noticed the shooting incident and chased the military officers to report themselves to the Police,” the witness added.
The Acting Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command Sergeant Francis Gomado confirmed the incident saying the media will be briefed after the preliminary investigation is completed.
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