In relation to the alleged rape and murder of an 18-year-old apprentice in Anwiankwanta within the Bekwai Municipality of the Ashanti Region, two individuals have been apprehended.
Bekwai’s Municipal Chief Executive, Kwaku Kyei Baffour, made this revelation following a municipal security meeting addressing the distressing incident.
These suspects were reported to have interacted with the victim shortly before her tragic demise.
Expressing confidence in the ongoing investigation by the Ghana Police Service, the Municipal Chief Executive emphasized their determination to ensure the culprits face justice, asserting that despite attempts to evade authorities, they would ultimately be held accountable.
The lifeless body of the victim, Georgina Agyemang, was discovered in an unfinished building near her residence. Eyewitnesses noted that her body was found partially unclothed, bearing visible injuries, raising concerns of potential rape and murder.
Acknowledging the escalating fear and tension within the community, Frank Awuah, the assembly member for the area, stressed the urgent need for implementing enhanced security measures to protect the residents.
He pointed out a prior incident three months ago involving the killing of a three-month-old baby, a mother, and another individual, emphasizing the critical need to find lasting solutions to such recurring tragic events.
Highlighting the importance of supporting security services, he urged citizens to actively contribute by volunteering and advocating for improved security measures in the country to meet international standards.