Regional News of Thursday, 12 December 2013
Source: Graphic Online
A 32-year-old employee of Stanbic Bank was found dead in her home at Baatsona in Accra after she had gone missing for a while.
Rosemond Nyampong’s family members found her body in a pool of blood on November 21, 2013 after she had failed to report for work that fateful day.
Colleagues of the deceased who knew her to be punctual at work prompted the family after calls to her mobile phones indicated that they had been switched off.
A family elder, Mr Sampson Amoah Nyampong, told the Daily Graphic that friends of the deceased, after trying to reach her on her phones without success, went to the house where she lived alone and found the doors locked, while her car was not parked in the compound.
He said about 1 p.m. on that day, the friends contacted the family to inquire about Ms Nyampong, who, until her death, worked in the Credit Department at the bank’s head office.
About 5 p.m., after all efforts to reach Ms Nyampong on her phones and searches at all places that she could have been had failed, the family members contacted the police for permission to break into her house for clues to her whereabouts.
“When we entered the compound, we found blood there and when we broke into the house we found her in a pool of blood in her kitchen,” Mr Nyampong said.
Ms Nyampong was found dead in her dark skirt suit uniform which suggested that she was dressed up for work when she was killed.
Her body was found lying prostrate, with her nose and mouth tied with a blood-soaked piece of cloth.
There were no injury marks on her body.
The family said they believed she was killed and dragged into the kitchen because of the blood spots in the compound of the house, which is located at Kotobabi Number 2, behind the Manet Cottage.
It was found that her laptop, two mobile phones, television set, sound system and vehicle, a Toyota Yaris, with registration number GT 5133 10, were all missing.
An autopsy was carried out at the Police Hospital in Accra and the report has been made available to the Sakumono and Community 18 Police who are handling the case.
The family members said the incident had been a "nightmare" for them and demanded answers.
When the District Police Headquarters was contacted, the police confirmed the incident but said investigations were still ongoing.
Meanwhile, the deceased will be buried on Saturday, December 14 at the Osu cemetery in Accra.