BODY of a 21-year-old girl has been found at Ahenema Kokoben near Kumasi, in
what residents suspect to be a contract killing.
The deceased, Augustina
Tinador, reportedly, had some marks on her body, which perhaps suggested that
she may had been gruesomely murdered.
Augustina, who works as a
salesgirl in a certain drugstore, left home on Tuesday to work but did not
return home after work.
Her relatives and friends
mounted a search for her and to their surprise, Augustina’s body was found
under a tree, some metres away from her house on Wednesday.
There was no suicide note or
any sign at the crime scene that gave the slightest clue that perhaps Augustina
had committed suicide, sources told the paper.
According to them, even though
they are not experts in investigations, their little knowledge shows that the
young girl was killed on purpose by some ‘wicked’ people.
Residents of the area said
Augustina graduated from Senior High School (SHS) few years ago, but due to
financial constraints, she could not continue her education.
The young girl, who they
described as very respectful and hard working, started to work as a salesgirl
in a drugstore in order to make a living.
The residents said Augustina
did not have problems with any of the residents of the community and so they
suspected that some fiendish people murdered her for rituals.
Meanwhile, the police in the
area, who have visited the crime scene and picked vital leads, have started
investigations to help arrest the killers to face the law.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi