A man believed to be mentally deranged has brutally murdered a pregnant woman and cooked parts of her body.
The incident occurred on Sunday morning at a village called Muramura which is in the Asante Akyem District of the Ashanti Region, near Nkawkaw.
The name of the murderer was given as Kofi Sammy. The victim, Alimatu Karim, 30, was said to be eight-months pregnant.
He allegedly cut and cooked some parts of the body and then buried the rest in a shallow grave.
When Alimatu went missing, he was later arrested and brought to the chief's palace where he admitted butchering her.
The suspect then led some residents to the pit where the dismembered body of Alimatu was retrieved from a shallow grave. As a result, the youth of the town went berserk and lynched Kofi Sammy.
The Regional Police PRO, Ebenezer Tetteh, confirmed to DAILY GUIDE that a team of police from Nkawkaw rushed to the farming community but the angry mob who besieged the chief's palace had already lynched Kofi Sammy.
He said the chief and his elders tried their best to keep the murderer for the police to pick him up but the angry mob could not wait.
The police officer said the mob even set the murderer's body on fire and the officers were the ones who managed to bring the situation under control.
He said both bodies had since been deposited at the Holy Family Hospital morgue at Nkawkaw pending an autopsy.