Suspect lynched in bizarre VIP Bus theft in Kumasi

A young man has been lynched at Asafo in Kumasi after he was accused of attempting to steal a bus at the VIP station in the area.

The deceased believed to be in his 30s reportedly broke into one of the buses VIP-branded bus and drove it away.

The bus conductor saw this and jumped onto a motorbike to give him a hot chase.

According to the Dadiesoaba Assembly Member, Akwasi Agyeman, the conductor, while on the chase sounded the alarm and some residents joined in.

“When he got to the GRA office, the hill there, he needed to climb but because the bus also moves with air and apparently there was not enough air to keep it going.

“And because he didn’t get the chance to fill it with air before moving it, he got stuck and the mate was able to catch up with him,” Mr Agyeman told Accra-based Class FM.

The growing mob subsequently caught the suspect after another desperate attempt to flee the scene.

“When the mate shouted to attract the crowd, he attempted to get down and run away, he tried going back but run into someone’s vehicle. So people came and beat him up. The mob beat him up.”

His remains have been deposited at the morgue by police in Asokwa.


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