Frederick Yao Nketia receiving treatment at the hospital
A 41-YEAR-OLD farmer is battling with his life at the Tema General Hospital after claiming he had been attacked at Suhum in the Eastern Region by unknown assailants.
The victim, Frederick Yaw Nketia was found unconscious on Thursday morning in a pool of blood around the 31st December Primary School near the main lorry terminal in Ashaiman with a knife near him and was rushed to the Tema General Hospital.
Reports indicated that he would soon be referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for further treatment.
Confirming the incident to DAILY GUIDE, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Hebert Sosu, Crime Officer of the Ashaiman District Police Headquarters said the victim on February 17, 2016 at about 6 pm was on his way to his cottage in Suhum together with his family when he was attacked.
The attackers, according to the crime officer, slashed the man’s throat with a sharp object believed to be a knife but he managed to escape while his wife and son also fled on separate routes. They are yet to be located.
“The victim said he managed to board unknown vehicle that night and only found himself in the pool of blood the following day around the Ashaiman main bus terminal.” ASP Sosu indicated.
But some residents of Ashaiman claimed the victim was returning from work on his motorbike with his wife and son when they were attacked by three armed robbers in Ashaiman.
According to them the attackers fled the scene with the motorbike carrying along the man’s wife and son.
The residents were displeased that the police left behind the knife which was found at the scene which they thought might aid them in the investigations.
However, the police refuted the blame explaining that per the victim’s narration, the incident occurred at Suhum and not Ashaiman and he only managed to escape to Ashaiman.
The police said the case is under investigation and efforts would be made to locate the victim’s family.
From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman