Residents of Osenase, a community near Akwatia in Ghana’s Eastern region, are in a state of shock and fear following the killing of a chief by unknown assailants.
The 68-year-old Nana Ofori Dadiako, was the Dwantoahene of Osenase until his death. His body has since been deposited at the St. Dominic’s Hospital morgue pending autopsy.
The incident which happened on Monday, August 5, 2019 has triggered a police investigation.
Witnesses told police that the deceased was found lying a few meters away from his room with multiple stab wounds on his abdomen and other body parts.
He was confirmed dead by police officers who were called to the scene at about 6:40 am. Police retrieved two knives stained with blood at the scene. A badly damaged mobile phone belonging to the deceased was also found.
Narrating the bizarre scene to DailyMailGH, wife of the deceased, Millicent Arkwah, described the incident as a terrible loss.
She called on the police to bring perpetrators behind the heinous crime to book.
“He [deceased husband] was brushing his teeth when I took the lead to the market center around 6:15am so while at the market I was called to rush home for an emergency, it was there that I was told Nana has been stabbed.
“Indeed I saw pool of blood in the room at that time he had been rushed to the Hospital. So we went to the police station to make a report. It was at the Police station that I was told he didn’t survive. I am hurt,” narrated the visibly traumatized widow.
Meanwhile, police in the Eastern Region are urging calm as they appeal to residents to provide credible information to help arrest the perpetrators.
By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH