There is tension in Bonya and its immediate surrounding communities in the New Juaben Municipality of the Eastern Region over alleged ritual murder of a 17-year-old student of Begoro Senior High School, Gifty Yayera Segbator.
She was murdered Monday after she got missing for a day. Gifty who was gifted with singing was returning from Choir rehearsal at her church when her assailants murdered her and reportedly dumped her body in a small river a short distance from the house.
Some angry residents arrested the lead suspect and handed him over to the OKorase Police, however they allege the suspect has been set free by the Police.They claim the Police says otherwise whenever they approach the latter for the whereabout of the suspect.
Residents are threatening to take the laws into their own hands by launching a mob justice attack on their lead suspect if Police fail to prosecute him and his accomplices.
Addressing the media on Sunday, the residents alleged that the suspect is a spiritualist notorious for criminal activities in the area. Suspicion of the residents deepened when the body was suddenly found in a river close to the house of the suspect having searched the area some few hours earlier.
An opinion leader at Bonya community, Stephen Kumi Walker contested Police account that the deceased drowned. According to him, the shallow and chocked river cannot drown the deceased adding that observation on the body attest to a fact of foul play.
The Family of the deceased tells Kasapa News they are not satisfied with how the police is investigating the matter threatening to take the matter to a high body if justice is not served.
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