A man believed to be in his early 30s is battling for his life after he was severely beaten by an angry mob for kidnapping two kids at Ahenkro in the Afigya Kwabre North district of the Ashanti Region.
According to reports, the man identified as Alhassan was seen on July 31 holding the two kidnappees while he disguised himself as their sibling.
Curious townfolks questioned the Fulani man and it emerged that he was a foreigner who had come into the town to kidnap the children.
Speaking on Akoma FM‘s current affairs and political show GhanAkoma on Monday, August 2, the Boaman District Police Commander, ASP Edward Odame, explained that “the suspect was brought in by some residents of Ahenkro but we had to refer to him for immediate medical attention so he is currently receiving treatment at St Patrick hospital”.
Residents of Ahenkro, sensing inconsistencies in the suspect’s accounts, pounced on him and beat him before handing him over to the police in Afigya Kwabre North, where he was later referred to St Patrick Hospital in Offinso.
“Afterwards, we will arraign him before the court for the necessary action to be taken,” he told the host of the show Aduanaba Kofi Asante Ennin.
The Father of the two toddlers Mohammed Yusif also recounted that his wife told him a young man has attempted to whisk his two kids away.
“So I rushed to the police station and saw the suspect in custody, but I thank God he was unsuccessful because a different story might have been told.”
Alhassan is currently battling for his life at the St Patrick Hospital in Offinso.
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