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16.01.2007 Crime & Punishment

Angry mob lynches traveller

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The Nyinahin police in Ashanti are investigating the death of one Salifu Muntari, 40, who was among six travelers allegedly beaten by a mob who mistook them for robbers at Atuntuma near Adiembra in the Atwima-Mponua District.

The mob also set ablaze a taxicab on which they were traveling.

The Nyinahin police rescued the five and sent them to hospital.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency Detective Police Chief Inspector David Danso said on January 11, the six passengers including a woman were traveling from Krofofrom in the Amansie West District to Mpatuom, their hometown through Atuntuma in the Atwima-Mponua District.

He said a few kilometers to Atuntuma, the taxicab developed a fault and as the driver was repairing it, a 33-seater Benz bus with mourners from Subiriso saw the six people and branded them as armed robbers.

The mourners attacked them and took three of them including Muntari to Atuntuma where they were subjected to severe beatings resulting in his death.

He said no arrest had been made.

Source GNA

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