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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Source: 3 News

Middle-aged woman killed at Alavanyo

A 41-year-old woman has been killed at Alavanyo Deme in the Volta region, late Monday afternoon.

Report reaching indicates that the deceased, Rejoice Attayaw, was returning from the farm when assailants opened fire killing her instantly.

It is unclear what triggered the attack.

The Alavanyo and Nkonya communities in the Volta region have been embroiled in a century long dispute as several efforts to broker peace between them have been thwarted by isolated murder cases at both sides.

Another woman, aged 98 years was reportedly injured in the head during the unprovoked shooting into the town.

The incident came as a surprise to many especially the Volta regional peace council, which has since May last year, been making frantic efforts to broker lasting peace for the area.

Just Thursday May 3, the regional peace council in collaboration with the Volta regional coordinating council, inaugurated a peace committee to facilitate peace building there

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