Osumanu Ahmedu , a suspected cattle thief has been set ablaze by some angry youth at Agortor, a community near Osuwem in the Shai-Osudoku District of the Greater Accra Region.
The 35-year-old deceased butcher was arrested by the youth from Agortor in the bush when he allegedly tried to cart away three cows in a Benz Sprinter bus with registration number GT 4627-14.
After his arrest, the irate youth reportedly mercilessly beat him up before pouring a substance suspected to be petrol on him and set him ablaze.
Osumanu Ahmedu was said to have gone to the bush with the driver of the bus, Vudugah Edem, who reported himself at the Dawa Police Station before he was handed over to the Doryumu police where he was granted bail. I
Chief Superintendent Samuel Kwesi Ofori, the Dodowa Divisional Police Commander, confirmed the incident narrating that the driver and three other men managed to escape from the irate youth but Osumanu Ahmedu, who could not run for his life was arrested and lynched and later set ablaze together with the bus.
He stated that the Command, upon hearing about the incident dispatched police personnel to the area to transport the charred body of the butcher to the Police Hospital in Accra for autopsy.