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14.09.2013 Crime & Punishment

Chainsaw operator trapped to death

By Daily Graphic
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The life of a chainsaw operator, Gruma Bimoba, 40, was cut short when a timber log which he was felling trapped him during an illegal expedition in the Wiawso Forest in the Ahafo Ano South District in the Ashanti Region.

His remains have been deposited at the morgue of the Tepa Government Hospital pending an autopsy.

His accomplice, Issaka Mumuni, 33, has been remanded in police custody to assist the police in their investigations.

Briefing The Mirror, the Mankraso District Police Commander, Superintendent Benjamin Kwadwo Gyasi, said at around 2.00p.m. on August 24, 2013,  Bimoba and Mumuni were felling timber logs in the Wiawso Forest.

He said in the process, Bimoba, popularly known as Yaw Boakye, was trapped when the log fell on him, rendering him unconscious in the process.

The police commander said Mumuni quickly rushed Bimoba to the Mankraso Government Hospital for treatment but he died the following day at around 11 a.m while on admission.

Consequently, he said Mumuni was arraigned before the Mankraso Magistrate Court, presided over by Mrs Felicia Anane, on August 27, 2013 and had since been remanded in police custody.

By Joseph Kyei-Boateng/The Mirror/Ghana

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