In a shocking incident that highlights growing concerns over security, a suspected thief was reportedly lynched in Bokankye, Ashanti Region. The lifeless body of Yaw Gyamfi, a mason in his late 30s, was discovered early on Thursday, June 1, 2023, lying next to stolen iron rods. Residents, who woke up to the distressing scene, expressed confusion and uncertainty about the identity of the assailants.
Jemima Pokua, a Unit Committee member of the Bokankye Electoral Area, voiced her lack of surprise regarding the incident, citing a recent surge in robbery cases. However, she raised suspicions about the circumstances surrounding Gyamfi’s death, as there were no signs of a struggle at the crime scene. Pokua called on local law enforcement to thoroughly investigate the matter and apprehend those responsible. The police have transported the victim’s body to a hospital for further examination.
This tragic event serves as a chilling reminder of the prevailing security challenges faced by residents in the Ashanti Region. As the investigation unfolds, the community anxiously awaits justice and hopes for an end to the wave of robberies that has plagued the area in recent times.