Residents of Mataheko, a suburb of Asamankese in the West Akyim Municipality of the Eastern Region are living in fear of being attacked by a machete wielding lunatic on rampage in the municipality.
The mentally derailed man is reported to have escaped from the Ankaful Rehabilitation Mental Home few weeks ago. The residents say the man believed to be in his thirties, has been terrorizing residents inflicting machete wounds and raping women in the area.
A disturbed woman who spoke to Ultimate Radio’s Eastern Regional Correspondent, Francis Appiah Kubi, said, “We are all living in fear because of the presence of the mad man in this place. He is making life unbearable for us. We even fear for the lives of our children since he can attack them at anytime on their way to school. Our husbands are not always here with us and we fear the unfortunate can happen when this man attacks us in their absence”.
The residents complain the police have turned a blind eye to their woes and are rather demanding that the residents provide money for the man to be transported back to the Ankaful Mental Rehabilitation Center.
Francis Appiah Kubi reports that recently, the mentally challenged man inflicted machete wounds on a couple who have since been admitted at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Just three days ago, he sneaked into a lady’s room albeit unsuccessful to rape her.
Though youth in the area have accosted the lunatic and handed him to the Asamankese Police. But the residents fear the man will once again be released as the police keep telling them their vehicles to transport him to the mental rehabilitation center are all broken down.