Man Rescued From Mob Attack


Douglas Appenteng after the attackBUT FOR THE timely intervention of DSP Kingsley Amankwa, the District Crime Officer of Accra Central Police (Nima), a 30-year-old unemployed, Douglas Yaw Appenteng, would have been lynched by an angry mob at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

Appenteng, who hails from Akim Tumfa in the Easter Region, lives at Ofankor with his brother.

He came to the Nsawam Station where the 60-year-old Madam Faustina Frimpong operated a chop bar and inflicted multiple knife wounds on her.

Explaining further, Appenteng said he had received dangerous remarks from Madam Appenteng and her sister in his dreams for the past one and half years.

According to him, he used to patronize the victim’s chop bar, but had stopped because of the dreams.

Appenteng, who had plasters on the back of his head, around his eyes, nose and right thumb said, ‘‘I have been seeing this woman and her sister all the time in my dreams.

They have been threatening me spiritually, telling me unpalatable words all the time. Even in cell, they continued to worry me; they tell me they would not let me get a job nor succeed in life.

‘‘Master, I mean anybody who goes through such a treatment would not take kindly to it; they will definitely react.’’

Appenteng added that when he got to the Nsawam station, he met the woman standing in front of her bar.

“After asking why she has been tormenting me, I pounced on her and stabbed her.

DSP Amankwa revealed that Madam Appenteng was quickly rushed to the Korle-bu Teaching Hopsital after the incident and had since been treated and discharged.

DAILY GUIDE was could not contact the victim at the time of going to press.

The assailant would be sent to the Psychiatric Hospital in Accra for examination.

By Samuel Boadi