Murder on Good Friday: Teenager raped, ‘killed’ in Ashanti region

The body of a teenager believed to have been raped, murdered and dumped close to her home has thrown entire Jamasi township near Ejisu into mourning.

Sophia Amma Ibrahim, a hair braider apprentice, did not return home when she left for work on Good Friday morning at Ejisu.

Her lifeless half-naked body was later found about 50-meters away from her home in front of an uncompleted building faced upwards with her mouth foaming.

Lying few meters from the body were her black shoes. Her underwear was also discovered inside the uncompleted house.

Residents who thronged the scene early Saturday morning after the elder sister had raised an alarm wept uncontrollably. They believe that the deceased was raped and murdered.

That suspicion is also shared by Ayishetu Ibrahim, her sister.           

Ayishetu first found the body of her sister after informing a cousin of the deceased’s failure to return home the previous night.

She told Nhyira FM that her sister was murdered somewhere by someone who knows her and the body was brought to the vicinity to cover up.

Sophia, then in 2016

Her suspicion was, however, confirmed after some children playing on a refuse dump in a location within the Jamasi Township found Sophia’s purse which contained her Voter’s ID card.

Personnel from the regional Crime Scene team with the support of the Ejisu police led by District Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police Stephen Sarfo Tenkorang, were at the scene to begin investigations.

The scene was electrified with grief as residents upon seeing the lifeless body of Sophia popularly referred to as ‘strong woman’ being carried and zipped into a cadaver pouch.

DSP Tenkorang will not give further details except to say nobody has been arrested in connection with the suspected murder.

Nhyira News sources say an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.      

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