A 29-Year-old man, Eric Arhin is in a critical condition after he was beaten mercilessly Sunday dawn by angry residents of Awutu Beraku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central Region for allegedly Stealing about 30 local fowls from the community.
The victim was caught red-handed by residents.
“We were sleeping outside because of heat then we heard the fowls making noise so initially we thought it could be a snake disturbing them but after a few minutes, we heard people raising alarm so we went out and saw this man holding a sack with more than 30 stolen fowls.so we stripped him naked, tied him behind a light pole and beat him well before police patrol team came here some of the fowls have fled” Alex Acheampong, a resident said.
Awutu Beraku Police Station Officer, Chief Inspector Stephen Tamakloe told Bryt FM News that the suspect will be arraigned before the Kasoa Oduppong Ofaakor Circuit Court on Monday.
“We got information this morning round 5:30am that someone has been arrested so we went to the scene with the patrol team and saw the man with 11 fowls out of which 5 have been killed. He admitted stealing the fowls from Anweanwea a village around this area. He will be arraigned before the court on Monday” He told Eric Owusu Amponsah, Bryt FM’s Correspondent in the Area.
According to the Police, the suspect, an Ex-Convictt was released in December last year from Winneba Prisons after serving a year sentence for a similar offense.
He normally sells the stolen fowls to chop bar operators in the Kasoa area.
Source: Bryt FM