A 25-year-old woman has been murdered at the Janeli Guest House at Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
Confirming the incident, the Crime Officer of the Somanya District Police Command of the Ghana Police Service, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ms. Sylvia Esinam Aforkpa said the Director of the Guest House, David Teye Annor, 63, reported at the station on April 6, 2021, that, on Monday, April 5, 2021, at about 3:00 pm a young man who gave his name as Charles Tetteh to the receptionist and a lady now deceased identified as Believe Sakitey checked into the Guesthouse and were expected to check out the following day at 12:00 pm.
According to the Guest House Director, the clients were not heard of on Monday forcing the curious receptionist to open the door of the room which was not locked only to see the deceased lying in a pool of blood on the bed but the man had managed to sneak out after the heinous crime.
The deceased, Believe Sakitey, a petty trader in vegetables, was suspected to have been murdered by the man she lodged in with.
Team of investigators from the Regional Police Headquarters in Koforidua was also dispatched to the scene for crime scene analysis.
The investigators found in the handbag of the deceased an identity card bearing the name Believe Sakitey.
A knife that was stained with blood and wrapped in black polythene kept under the mattress was also retrieved.
Family members came to the morgue to identify the deceased.
The body of the deceased was taken to Atua Government Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy whilst investigations continued.