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General News of Wednesday, 4 July 2018


17-year-old boy lynched for allegedly stealing a goat

A 17-year-old boy has been lynched for stealing a goat at Dondoli, a small town in the Upper West Region.

The shocking incident happened around 2 am last Monday at Dondoli.

The hands and legs of the alleged thief were tied by his captors who pummeled him to death.

The Upper West Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Joy Afagbedzi, confirmed the incident to Atinka News on Tuesday.

He said father of the deceased, Alhassan Habibu, lodged a complaint with the police when some angry community members were hitting his son with all kinds of objects for allegedly stealing a goat.

The police and the father rushed to the scene and found Habibu lying in a pool of blood. They immediately sent him to the Wa Government Hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival by the medical officer on duty, Dr. Mathew Agazu.

ASP Joy Afagbedzi said the body of the deceased was later conveyed to the morgue