DAILY GUIDE has gathered that a man believed to be in his late 20s has been arrested by the Axim Police in the Western Region for attempting to slash the throat of a middle-aged woman born to Ghanaian and Liberian parents.
The incident, DAILY GUIDE gathered, took place near a popular recording studio at Ayisakro, near Axim at midnight last Sunday.
The victim, Angel Sampson, according to sources, struggled with the suspect who attempted to slash her throat with a sharp knife.
A source told DAILY GUIDE that the victim was bleeding profusely and was rushed to the Axim Hospital where she was admitted for three days.
The suspect, Francis Odasenyi, who used to be a fetish priest in the Ayisakro community, is currently in the grips of the police while investigations into the case continue.
Sampson K. Obeng of Ankobra FM, based at Ayisakro, told the paper that most of the residents were shocked by the action of the former fetish priest.
According to Sampson Obeng, at about 11pm last Monday, someone called to inform him about the incident.
“When I rushed to the area, I saw the victim with blood all over her and so with the help of some other residents I quickly sent her to the Axim police station to report the case.
“The victim was given a form to go to the hospital for treatment. So I sent the victim to the Axim hospital. The suspect had then gone into hiding,” he added.
Obeng pointed out that later the suspect was arrested from his hideout.
He told DAILY GUIDE that the victim later narrated how the incident occurred in an interview.
Angel Sampson said that about a month ago, she was travelling with her sister from Elubo in the Western region to Osu in Accra where she resides.
“While we were waiting at Ayisakro to board a vehicle to Takoradi at about 6pm, the suspect Francis Odasanyi from nowhere approached us and managed to get us a Takoradi bound bus. Before we boarded the vehicle the suspect asked me to give him a telephone number. I initially declined the offer but later had to give the suspect my number after admonition from my sister.”
According to the victim, last Thursday she had a call from Odasanyi but could not identify him at the initial stages.
“When I later made him out, I told him that I was seriously taking care of my sick relative and then the suspect asked me to come for some money to take care of the medical bills. I told the suspect to send the money through mobile money but he declined,” the victim said.
Francis asked Angel to travel to Ayisakro for the money but the victim told him that she did not have enough money to travel to his place.
“So when I got to Takoradi, the suspect came to pick me to his place at Ayisakro, near a recording studio and decided to have sex with me, but I told him that that was not what we negotiated. The suspect went for a knife and decided to kill me.”
The victim said she shouted for help during the struggle with the suspect and when he (suspect) realized that people were approaching, he took to his heels.
When DAILY GUIDE contacted the Axim Police Commander, Supt Edward Annung Konyel, he confirmed the incident and indicated that the suspect had been remanded into police custody to assist with investigations.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi