Three persons remanded for lynching plantain thief at Mankessim

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The three accused individuals, Isaac Osei, 25, John Amissah, 39, and Samuel Ampah, 54, who allegedly lynched a neighbour suspected to be plantain thief at Mankessim Krofu within the Central Region has been remanded at the Mankessim District Magistrate Court.

The incident, occurred at a bush close to the Mankessim Health Center.

The deceased identified as Caleb Ocran, a resident at Mankessim Krofu.

Caleb Ocran who met his untimely dead was tied to a palm tree and stoned to demise by the suspects, was amongst a gang of 4 who have been alleged to have been stealing goats and farm produce in the neighborhood.

During their final theft operation, three members of the gang escaped when being pursued by the suspects however luck eluded Caleb Ocran, who obtained prompt justice upon apprehension.

Police, nonetheless, retrieved one of many suspects’ cellphone from the crime scene.

Upon switching on the cellphone, the suspects referred to as claiming possession of it, so that they have been requested to satisfy at an agreed location to gather it.

On Wednesday, May 25, a group of neighborhood police and uniformed officers have been deployed to impact their arrest when the suspects confirmed as much as acquire their lacking cellphone.

Upon police interrogation, the suspects confessed to have dedicated the crime, indicating that the deceased and his colleagues as soon as stole their goat however makes an attempt to catch them weren’t profitable.

They additional advised the Mankessim police that after they had the chance to catch the deceased in the course of the failed theft expedition, they have been compelled to lynch him, including that the plantain discovered on the scene was intentionally put there to mislead the general public.

The Court presided over by Her Worship Bernice Mawusi refused to confess the plea of the trio and remanded them into jail custody to reappear on July 1, 2022.


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