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20.05.2004 General News

Unidentified man lynched by mob

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Abuakwa (Ash), May 20, GNA- An angry mob at Moseaso in the Amansie West district of Ashanti on Tuesday lynched an unidentified man and set his body ablaze after he had attacked and inflicted several cutlass wounds on a farmer, Kwabena Gyebi on his farm.

Gyebi is now on admission at the Nkawie Government Hospital and is reported to be doing well.

Briefing the Ghana News Agency about the incident at Abuakwa, Police Chief Inspector Clement Agyare said Gyebi and seven others were on the farm harvesting cocoa when the deceased emerged from the bush and without provocation, attacked him with a cutlass.

He said the unidentified man inflicted deep cutlass wounds on the victim but was overpowered by the other farmers who beat him until he became unconscious.

Chief Inspector Agyare said when word got to the people of the town they rushed to the farm and burnt his body. He said the assemblyman of the area later informed the police who went to the scene to retrieve the charred remains of the deceased.

No arrest had been made.

Chief Inspector Agyare said the matter was being investigated.