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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 6 May 2019

Source: Class FM

Mentally challenged man murders pregnant woman, cooks her body

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An angry mob at Muramura near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region on Sunday, 5 May 2019 lynched a mentally challenged man, Kofi Sammy, after he had murdered a 30-year-old pregnant woman, Alimatu Karim.

The Nkawkaw police led by DSP Joseph Onsonyameye after a distress call proceeded to Muramura and met Juaso police together with the DCE of the area and the chief of Muramura, Nana Kwakye Amoh at the scene.

According to police report, investigations revealed that Alimatu Karim had left home in the early hours of Saturday, 4 May 2019 to look for cola nuts but had failed to return home.

On Sunday, 5 May 2019, some people saw Sammy cooking some meat in the bush and suspected it to be human flesh and arrested him.

He then admitted killing Alimatu Karim and cooking her flesh.

The suspect then led the people to a pit where the dismembered body of Alimatu was recovered.

An angry mob besieged the chief’s palace where the suspect was being held awaiting police and forcibly took him from the palace and lynched him.

The mob also set the suspect's body on fire but police and the DCE got there in time and quench the fire.

The body of the suspect and the dismembered body of his victim were removed and deposited at Holy Family Hospital mortuary, Nkawkaw for preservation and autopsy.

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