A man believed in his early 30s whose name has been given as Ben has been found dead in the Okrudud River in America Town, a suburb of Kasoa in the Awutu Senya East Municipality in the Central region.
A neigbour, Kwame Adu, who’s a yogurt seller and lives in an uncompleted room with the deceased narrated to Power News that Ben woke up around 3 am but didn’t tell them where he was going only for them to wake up later around 7 am to the sad news.
It is believed the unknown killers hit multiple times with weapons before he gave up the ghost.
The Assemblymember for American Town Electoral Area, Shadrach Boakye Yiadom said they are in a state of shock about the incident.
He has since called on the Kasoa Divisional Police Command to extend their patrols to the area to curb criminal activities in the electoral area.
Also, the Awutu Senya East NADMO Director Mr. Kwame Amoah who was at the scene said the body had been sent to the Accra Police Hospital mortuary for autopsy and preservation.
However, he appealed to the people of Kasoa to be extra careful due to the escalating criminal activities within the area.
Residents in the area are gripped by fear because a man believed to be in his 40s was killed and dumped in the Okrudu River in the latter part of June.
According to the residents, the pungent smell from the area alerted them to find the dead man who had been washed ashore.
Kasoa has been in the news lately for the high spate of criminal activities and vices.
Not long ago this year, two teenagers were arrested by the police in Kasoa for their alleged involvement in a murder said to be related to money rituals.