In what appears to be a series of unresolved murders, the body of another woman was on Thursday, July 18, 2019 found at Santasi-Apire, near the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi.
Her body lay lifeless in a plantain farm, a few kilometers from Christian Village, a popular neighbourhood in the community.
The lady in her late 30s was confirmed dead at the scene by officers who had visited the scene.
The yet-to-be identified woman had been conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
The latest incident brings to five the number of suspected murder cases in the area.
On July 7, 2019, a similar incident was recorded in the area throwing residents into a state of shock.
The lifeless body of a yet-to-be-identified woman was found on Saturday, July 6, 2019.
She had sustained a number of serious injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by officers from the Suntreso Police Command.
Violent crimes on the rise in Ghana – Bureau of Public Safety
The Bureau of Public Safety has, however, expressed concern about the growing incident of violent crimes including murder in the country.
The bureau in its 2019 half-year report remarked that “Crime and Violent Crime continue to be a matter of concern as the two account for over 60% of all public safety events reported between April and June 2019.”
It noted that violent crime events increased by over 43% in the second quarter and accounts for more than 25% deaths over the first half of the year.
The figures are based on only reported cases.
Among the specific crimes that led to the increase were murder, manslaughter, armed robbery and assault.
Source: Daily Mail GH