Crime and Punishment

Man lynched at Adehyeman

A man believed to be in his 40s has been lynched at Krono Odumasi, also known as K.O, near Adehyeman Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

The incident, according to the Manhyia divisional police command, happened Thursday dawn around 5am.

The cause of the  murder is  not yet known, but  the police suspect he might be a thief.

The body  has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital in Kumasi for investigations to commence.

The Krono Odumasi community has gained notoriety in murdering people they suspect as thieves.

At least two suspected thieves have been murdered in the month of May 2017 with uncountable cases unrecorded.

Chief Superintendent Kwaku Boah, Manhyia Divisional police commander said that Ghanaians must have confidence in the Police and end instant justice.

“We had a distress call this morning that someone has been killed, we found him in a pool of blood and we spoke to some people who believe that he might have committed the crime somewhere and and has been killed, but if someone has stolen a phone does the value of a phone match the life of a human being, this thing must stop, it should stop now, you don’t have the right to take the life of another person and it’s about time we end instance justice once and for  all in this country.

“We must have confidence in the Police ,we must have confidence in our systems, we must have confidence in our law courts, it’s not right that we take the laws into our own hands and kill people,” he bemoaned.

Meanwhile, assembly member for the Krono Odumasi electoral area Alexander Sarfo Kesse blamed the police for responding late to the distress calls from the community on lynching cases.

He however added  that he is working  to ensure his electoral area members put an end to the practice.








Source: starrfmonline

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