‘Okada’ rider killed on Val’s Day

okada burialThe body of a 23-year-old ‘Okada’ rider was found buried near an uncompleted building at Dome Sampaman, near Adjen Kotoku, in Accra on Valentine’s Day.

The deceased, identified as Mawuto Napor, was found under a heap of sand with deep multiple cuts on the head and other parts of the body.

Some residents saw blood stains leading from the road to the place where the body had been buried and alerted the police.

Some of the residents suspect the murder is connected to a woman, while others think it might be a robbery attack.

The incident attracted a large crowed to the scene.

According to the Amasaman District Police Crime Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Sebastain Adigiya, the deceased was suspected to have been hit with cement blocks which had been scattered all over, with blood stains on them.

He said the police had information that an adult male had been murdered and buried under a heap of sand.

ASP Adigiya said acting on the information, the police were dispatched to the scene where they exhumed the body.

He said a thorough inspection revealed multiple deep wounds on the head and other parts of the body.

He said his (deceased) motor bike was believed to have been stolen by his assailants.

ASP Adigyiya said the body had been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary in Accra for autopsy while efforts are being made to arrest the culprits.

Meanwhile, the body has been identified by the family who told the police that he was spotted the previous night with his brother and sister at home, after close of work.

In another development, a taxi driver was attacked by two men at Amasaman, in the Ga West District.

ASP Adigiya said on February 15, two men hired the services of Samuel Kwakye, 48, the taxi driver, from Madina to Amasaman.

He said on reaching Amasaman court area around 3 a.m., they attacked him and drove away his Aveo taxi cab with registration number GR6781-14.

The crime officer said in the process, the driver stabbed one of them with a knife and the attackers hit his head with a piece of wood and bolted with the ignition key.

He said Kwakye sustained severe injuries, and was admitted at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

ASP Adigiya said the car has been retrieved, and investigations are ongoing.

By Anita Nyarko

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