85-year-old farmer murdered at Assin Bereku

Eighty-five years old farmer, Beatrice Cretsil has been murdered at her farm in Assin Breku in the Assin North District of the central region.

Her death takes to six, the number of deaths that have occurred under bizarre circumstances in the area. Residents are not happy and want immediate action to improve security taken by government.

Metro News’ Central Regional correspondent Akwasi Addo reports that the victim went to her farm but did not return home.

Her naked and lifeless body was later discovered on her farm when a search was mounted. According to family members, her neck looked like she was strangled by her assailants.

Initial observation by a health expert suggests that her neck was broken by her assailants.

A scissor was found around her lifeless body with corn dough inserted into her vagina.

Her sister, 63years old Ama Baduwaa was also murdered in a similar fashion. But according to the brother of the victim, Kyei Baffour, the family is yet to be provided with any successful outcome of police investigations.

The murder of Beatrice Crentsil has reminded members of the Assin Breku community of some other five suspected murders that occurred under similar circumstances and awakened them to call for action.

The victims are mostly aged women and most of them were murdered either on their way or whilst on their farms.

At a community forum, residents called on government to improve security in the area. Community members say the number of police personnel stationed in the District capital, Assin Breku is woefully inadequate as only three officers are stationed in the town.

DSP Moses Osakunor, District Police Commander admits the district command is under-resourced but insists it is poised to ensure the safety of residents. He however admonishes residents of the Assin North area to cooperate with the police and provide accurate information. He said the police are investigating the deaths.

For his part, DCE for the area, Charles Ohene Andoh pledged support for the police to discharge their mandates.

 

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