In connection with the suspected rape and murder of an 18-year-old apprentice in Anwiankwanta, which is located in the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region, two people have been detained.
Kwaku Kyei- Baffour, the municipal chief executive of Bekwai, revealed that these two people apparently met with the victim just before her unfortunate end following a municipal security meeting over the issue.
He expressed faith in the Ghana Police Service’s ongoing investigation and their commitment to seeing that the offenders are brought to justice.
A little distance from the victim’s home, Georgina Agyemang’s lifeless body was found in an incomplete structure.
Eyewitnesses reported that Agyemang’s body was partially unclothed and displayed visible injuries, leading to suspicions of a potential rape and murder.
Frank Awuah, the assembly member for the area, acknowledged the rising concern and tension within the community. He stressed the importance of implementing security measures to enhance safety in the area.
Awuah mentioned a similar incident that occurred three months ago, where a three-month-old baby, as well as a mother and her baby, were killed. These incidents have instilled fear within the community, prompting some residents to relocate to the main town out of fear that such tragedies may reoccur.
The community recognizes the urgency of finding a solution to these recurring incidents and is determined to address the issue to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents.