The Ashanti Regional Police Command has taken an individual into custody in connection with the tragic death of 18-year-old Georgina Agyemang in Anwiankwantah, within the Bekwai Municipality.
The lifeless body of the victim was discovered partially unclothed on a Saturday afternoon, inside an unfinished building just a short distance from her sister’s residence. The unsettling condition in which her body was found has raised suspicions of strangulation and sexual assault.
In an interview with the media, Nana Kwarteng Amoaninn III, an uncle of the deceased, firmly asserted that the young lady met her demise at a different location before being transported to the aforementioned building.
The family has reported the incident to the police and anticipates a thorough investigation.
He emphasized, “After that, the Police must communicate its findings to the family.” Additionally, the family discovered some of the victim’s personal items at the scene, including her phone charger, a purse containing GHS150, adhesive, and an umbrella.
Meanwhile, Frank Akowuah, the Assembly member for the Anwiankwantah Electoral Area, has called for increased security measures in the vicinity. He noted that residents are living in fear, with some even relocating due to a series of unsolved killings in the area.
He urged the security services to collaborate with community members to ensure the safety of citizens, suggesting the establishment of community volunteers to support the police in their efforts. Akowuah stressed that citizen involvement is crucial in augmenting the capabilities of law enforcement agencies.
“About three months ago the same incident happened where a three-month-old baby was killed and we have a town around Anwiankwanta called Behinase, the same incident happened over there. A mother and her baby were both killed. So it has been occurring, this is something that we have to find a solution to.
“Since yesterday, people have started moving from the area to the main town because of what has happened. They are in fear that it will happen again. Those who have rented rooms over here are moving.”
He is therefore asking the security services to work with community members to protect the lives of citizens.
“For the security services, I have told them that in Ghana we don’t meet the world standard so they alone cannot protect the citizens, we have to help them. We need to establish community volunteers that will support the police than giving all our security to the police. So what the police is doing is ok, but we the citizens must help them so that the volunteers will protect the citizens.”