A man, identified as Mumuni Jatoa, a night security guard, at a drinking spot, at Chorkor, a suburb of Wa, in Upper West Region, was on Sunday, found dead and shallowly buried in an uncompleted building.
Assistant Commissioner of police (ACP), Mr Reynolds Manteaw, the Regional Police Crime Officer, who confirmed the incident to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said when the police heard of the incident on at about 11: 00 am they went to the crime scene, and exhumed the body.
ACP Manteaw said Jatoa, 65, was confirmed dead by Dr Abu Muslim at the Regional Hospital on the body was deposited at the same hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy before releasing it to the family for burial according to Islamic tradition.
He said marks of violence were seen on the neck of the victim with the stomach cut open.
ACP Manteaw said the police had begun investigation into the incident, and appealed to the public to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators of the crime.
Mr Boore Naa, a relative of the deceased, said that the family raised the alarm on the disappearance of Jatoa on Saturday, July 30, and a search for him begun.
He said Jatoa left the house on Friday, July 29, 2022, after the evening Muslim prayers to his duty post, but did not return home until his body was found in the uncompleted building around his duty post on Sunday morning.
Mr Boore Naa said “We all prayed together on Friday before he left for work and Saturday evening he had not yet returned. We informed each other and started searching for him, first at his farm, then at his workplace, but we didn’t find him.
“We went to the police station, in case he has committed an offence and arrested but we didn’t find him. We also thought of possible accident so we went to the hospitals, but we didn’t find him there too”, he explained.
Mr Boore Naa said that “a search at the uncompleted buildings at his workplace revealed a spot suspected to be dug and refilled with fresh grasses and placed on top of the sand, which prompted the search team to inform the police.”
Mr Simon Abu Puhinaa, another relative, appealed to the police to expedite investigation into the case and apprehend the perpetrators of the heinous act. -GNARead Full Story