Tears Flow For Assin Murder Victims

The house in which the incident took place


The house in which the incident took place

A number of people, including family members, continue trooping to the house of the five people who were reportedly murmured at Assin Akrofrom in the Assin South District of the Central Region, to mourn with the bereaved families.

The five were allegedly butchered to death by Paa Akwesi Ganu, an ex-convict and known Indian hemp (wee) smoker, last Thursday.

The five were his father, George Ganu 65; his mother, Abena Ganu, 58; his sister, Janet Ganu, 13; his nephew, George Ganu Junior, 4 and one Victor Kofi Tano, 42, the landlord of his (Paa’s) parents.

The bodies have been deposited at the Assin Foso St Francis Xavier Hospital for autopsy.

A six-year-old son of the landlord, Kobina Nyarko, who also had his left hand slashed, is currently on admission at the same hospital.

A visit to the house of the tragic event by the DAILY GUIDE witnessed an atmosphere full of emotions, with mourners moving in and out of the house.

People were spotted wearing black and red clothes to signify their grief over the gruesome murder of the five and to express their condolences to the bereaved families.

George Ganu Jnr

The victims

Janet Ganu

Kofi Tano


DAILY GUIDE spotted bloodstains believed to have emanated from the attacks.

In an interview with Ms Diana Ganu, whose brother had purportedly brought pains and agony to the whole community, she expressed shock about the incident.

She added that although her brother was not mentally stable, they never thought he could end the lives of those family members so pre-maturely.

The sympathizers included a delegation led by the New Patriotic Party (NPP) parliamentary candidate for the area, John Ntim Fordjour.

According to Mr Fordjour, they were sympathizing with the family because they were really saddened at the gruesome demise of the four family members and one of their faithful, hardworking and patriotic party member.

Information gathered at the scene indicated that the police were working hard to arrest the angry youth who also killed Paa after the horrific incident.

According to the police, the incident happened on February 18, 2016, at about 8:30 pm, when Paa, as he was fondly called, was said to have used a cutlass to kill the five people on the spot.

Information had it that some angry youth at Assin Akrofrom and Assin Danwomako who could not control their temper after the horrific incident, went into the bush in search of Paa.

DAILY GUIDE in an interview with the District Police Crime Officer, DSP John Coffie, intimated that Paa, who had his own fish pond in the bush, accused his mother about two days earlier of stealing some of his fish to prepare soup – a situation which might have contributed to the killing of the people.

The crime officer said the irate youth attacked the police by throwing stones at them as well as vandalizing police vehicle when they (police) attempted to rescue Paa.

DSP Coffie disclosed that the angry youth had then organized some car tyes, leaves, kerosene and other things and set Paa on fire before the police stormed the scene.

The law enforcers therefore rushed him to the St Francis hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

From Sarah Afful, Assin Akrofuom

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