At Awutu Bosomabena in the Awutu Senya District of the Central region, a known vehicle thief was lynched by a crowd while his accomplice was still in the custody of the Awutu Breku District Police Command.
The deceased, along with another suspect, reportedly stole a Hyundai i10 taxicab from Nsawam with the registration number GE 5718-22.
The suspects, who are Nsawam natives, purportedly use taxi drivers from Nsawam as their employees before stealing their cars in the Central Region’s Awutu neighborhood.
The two attempted to rob a taxi driver from Nsawam of his car at a location on the stretch near to the Awutu Bosomabena hamlet, but luck evaded them.
When the cab driver raised the alarm about the incident, locals and farmers in the growing area gathered closer and caught one of the perpetrators, who was then pummeled by the mob.
An eyewitness told Citi News “They boarded the taxi from Nsawam, but when they got to the Awutu area, one of them told the driver he was picking up some of his belongings. Then, quickly, one of the suspects attacked the driver in the front seat, holding him by the throat”.
“Some Okada boys rushed to the scene after the driver screamed for help. The deceased rushed into the bush but was caught and beaten to death. The police were quickly called in for the body of the deceased. That area where the incident happened is a hotspot for robbery, so the people are alert” he stated.