THE YAMFO township in the Tano North District of the Brong-Ahafo Region was thrown into a state of shock after a young man did the unthinkable by cutting off the head of his own auntie over the weekend.
Salia Yakubu, 24, according to the police, ended the life of his auntie only identified as Alimatu, 35, a mother of five, in the afternoon of Saturday March 21 at a village called Koope, near Yamfo.
The Station Officer of the Yamfo Police Station, Chief Inspector Alex Awuah Asamoah, who confirmed the incident to DAILY GUIDE, said the police got wind of the bizarre incident around 12noon on Saturday.
He said they stormed the scene and conveyed both the deceased and the suspect to the station and later transferred them to Duayaw Nkwanta, where the body of the deceased was deposited at the St John of God Hospital Morgue while the suspect was kept in police cells.
C/Insp Awuah Asamoah told DAILY GUIDE that the suspect confided in the police during their preliminary interrogation that he did not know what came over him to cause the heinous atrocity.
When asked whether the suspect was mentally sick, the police officer indicated that they were yet to find out. He however said the suspect showed no signs of mental illness.
Residents told DAILY GUIDE that the suspect had one time attempted to kill his own father, but the father was rescued by his family people who reported the action of the suspect to the police and he was arrested and later released after a caution.
Explaining how the whole incident happened, residents told the paper that the victim visited her family at the village who were then breaking cocoa pods on their cocoa farm.
They said when the victim went to the hut to eat, the suspect pursued her there and killed her.
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FROM Fred Tettey Alarti-Amoako, Yamfo
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