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Ex-Con Slaughters His Parents, Four Others At Assin Akrofuom

Police in the Central Region have confirmed the brutal killing of six people at Assin Akrofuom. The slain included four relatives of the suspect, Akwesi Ganu, an ex-convict .

Those butchered were his parents, sister, brother and two other neighbors. But a six year old boy, who survived the gruesome attack, is currently on admission at a hospital.

The Divisional Crime Officer for Assin Fosu, DSP John Coffie, who confirmed the incident to Citi News, said the Police were informed about the incident around 8:30pm on Thursday.

“We had a call that somebody had killed his mother, father, sister and nephew near Assin Akrofuom. We went to the scene and we found an elderly man who had been beheaded and then a young lady who had also been butchered just by her father.

“When we entered the main house too, we found out that the landlord’s head was almost off, his two hands were chopped off. The last person who our investigation revealed to be the landlord’s son, six year old, was lying there helpless but the suspect bolted,” he added.

He said the 35-year old suspect was killed by residents who arrested him from his hideout in a nearby village, as he attempted to escape.

“When the youth launched a manhunt for the suspect they brought him dead after he was captured,” DSP Coffie said.

He added that, “we conveyed the bodies to the morgue and at the hospital we learnt that the young boy was alive. So it was only the left arm that was hurt and he has been admitted at the hospital,” the Police officer added.

It is unclear what the motive of the suspect was but unconfirmed reports are that he was perhaps not sound mentally.



Deputy AG sues Facebooker over 'Ameri deal comment'


The Deputy Attorney-General and Member of Parliament for Bolgatanga East, Dr Dominic Ayine has filed a defamation suit at an Accra High Court against a Facebook commentator, Mr Evron Hughes.

Prez saddened by loss of lives in Kintampo-Tamale road accident

President John Mahama has sent his condolence to family members who have lost 'loved ones' in an accident on the Kintampo-Tamale road.

The accident which claimed over 50 lives occured on Wednesday night involved a Metro Mass Bus heading to Tamale and a truck carrying tomatoes from Burkina Faso.

In a tweet he said: "Received the sad news of an accident involving a MMT Bus on the Kintampo-Tamale road. Condolences to those who’ve lost loved ones"

Fisherfolks get Mahama embossed outboard motors


The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) has kick-started its campaign for November 7 presidential and parliamentary elections with the distribution of outboard motors, embossed with pictures of President Mahama and the campaign theme of the ruling party, ‘Changing lives; Transforming Ghana.’

Fulani Saga: 5 remanded for killing cattle, MP however disappointed with police


Five persons alleged to have killed cattle belonging to Fulani herdsmen in Agogo in the Ashanti Region, have been remanded in Police custody by the Asante Akyem North District Magistrate court. According to the prosecutor, the five allegedly attacked a herdsman because he refused to show up in court as a witness in the recent incident of disturbances in the area.

JB Danquah death: I only stabbed him because he awoke and fought me

It has emerged that the Member of Parliament for the Abuakwa North Constituency in the Eastern Region, Joseph Boakye Danquah, 51, was overpowered in a struggle by his 19-year old attacker, who only had a knife, a catapult and a cutter. This is according to the charge sheet available to Citi News. The killing took place at the MP’s residence at Shiashie in Accra on February 9, 2016.

Cancer boy who wished to sit in a plane dies

The cancer-stricken boy who demanded to sit in a plane before his predicted death has died at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, can confirm.

Wonder Kpe died on Monday evening, a family source told

The boy who had been suffering from a protracted cancer and has been told by medical doctors that nothing can be done to save him, asked nurses of the Korle Bu hospital to drive him to the Kotoka International Airport so he can sit in a plane before his date with death.

The nurses granted his wish and drove him in an ambulance to the Airport where he had the opportunity to sit in a Delta Airlines flight and took photographs with the cabin crew.

The sorrowful incident gain national prominence as the Presidency and several other Ghanaians offered to help. He was scheduled to fly to South Africa for a surgical operation.