Killings anywhere is a big subject and when those killings especially become serial, it become bigger headline.
Past week, news of the alleged murder of two boys by a 28-year-old self architect, Richard Appiah at Alaska Junction in Abesim of the Sunyani Municipality in the Bono Region got many talking.
The Acting Inspector General of Police visited the community, promised to bring finality to ritual killings and vowed to deal with crime perpetrators according to the law of the country.
But it seems things are escalating and worse crimes are happening in some parts of the country specifically in the Ashanti Region.
A man believed to be in his early 40s has been caught by the residents of Adjamesu in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region for attacking a pregnant woman with machete in the victim’s room whiles her husband was in the bathroom.
According to the report, the incident happened around 10pm on Sunday night when the victim was alone in the room.
Husband to the victim, Mr. Kwame Afrifa disclosed that the suspect sneaked into the abode of his pregnant wife and began struggling with her trying to dissect her belly for the reasons best known to the perpetrator.
He added that, the helpless woman shouted weirdly which drew the attention of his elder brother outside the house and he quickly rushed to the room to ascertain what was going on.
The suspect sensing danger, came out of the room with the sharp machete to slash anyone trying to venture but the gathered residents overpowered him and arrested him.
“He was naked, holding machete pretending to be mad person to beat the minds of the locals but when beaten mercilessly, he confessed to be in a gang of Four (4) hunting for pregnant women to kill them for their bloody sakawa business”, the husband of the victim, Bra Kwame said
He confessed killing a pregnant woman in another locality with his gang but luck eluded him trying to kill another that fateful day.
The other three (3) members were able to outsmart the people and run.
The timely intervention of the police saved the life of the suspected murderer.
The suspect has therefore been handed over to the Dominase Police whiles the victim has also been sent to the Dominase health facility for treatment.