Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Source: Daily Guide

NPP woman shot dead

Information reaching Daily Guide from Drobo in the Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo Region indicates that a leading figure of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has been shot dead by two unidentified men.

Auntie Badu, popularly called ‘Mankind’, a polling station organiser of the NPP at Katakyiekrom, near Drobo, was shot in her breast last Friday night by yet-to-be identified gangsters.

Residents told Daily Guide that the deceased, a drinking bar operator at the outskirt of the town, was murdered in cold blood when the two unidentified men came to the bar to apparently buy some drinks.

According to reports, the husband, who was then taking his bath, heard some noise at the bar and only came to see his wife lying in a pool of blood.

The husband rushed her to the St Mary’s Hospital at Drobo but was quickly referred to the Brong Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani. Unfortunately, she gave up the ghost midway into the journey.

Reports said the gunmen were believed to have requested to buy some drinks and after taking the drinks they shot her. Some bottles were found at the scene of the incident.

The body of the deceased is currently being kept at the Regional Hospital Morgue in Sunyani pending autopsy.