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Fear grips Akatsi as business woman gets murdered in her shop

The crime scene
Residents of Akatsi in the Volta Region of Ghana have been thrown into a state of shock and fear following an alleged gruesome murder of a business woman believed to be in her late sixties.

Evelyn Abbah popularly known as Mamator was found dead in her shop located at Akatsi 4 junction in the early hours of Friday, July 14,


According to reports, the middle aged woman, who was said to have passed the night in her ‘BAA MEYI SHEI ALLAH’ shop, was found dead in a pool of blood with multiple knife wounds on her body.

Reports indicated that, the victim’s daughter who realized the her mother’s shop was still not opened as at 10am that morning, was compelled to forcefully open the shop, after several attempts to reach the mother on the phone proved futile. This led to her chancing on the lifeless body of the mother lying in a pool of blood with multiple wounds inflicted on her and wares scattered in the shop.

The Akatsi South District Police Commander, Superintendent Bismark Agyapong in a media briefing confirmed the incident stating the deceased sustained several machete wounds.

The lifeless body of Mamator

According to him, the police suspects the deceased might have struggled with her assailants who attempted strangling her before inflicting the machete wounds.

“A lady and her father came to report at the station about her mother who sleeps in her shop was found dead in a pool of blood. When we go to the scene, we realized the environment was scattered and there were multiple wounds on the body at 6 of them on her neck. So clearly from our perspective this is a murder and that is our suspicion for now. We have since taken the body to the morgue for autopsy,” he stated.

Mr. Agyapong added that there was however no sign of looting in the shop to back any suspicion of a robbery at yet.

The Police Chief has therefore appealed to residents provide information that would help to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the murder and also apprehend the perpetrators.

Her body has since been deposited at the St. Paul’s mortuary in Akatsi for autopsy.

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