Body of woman found floating in River Afram

The body of a young woman has been found in the Afram River, in the Upper Manya Krobo district in the Eastern Region.

The locals stumbled upon the body floating near the river bank in the Akotoe community.

Witnesses immediately rushed to town to inform community elders.

A group was assembled the following morning to return to the scene, only to uncover disturbing evidence suggesting foul play.

The victim believed to be an 18-year-old, was found with a sack loaded with stones tied around her waist in an attempt by her assailants to conceal her body.

Despite the effort, the weight failed to submerge her, leaving her visible.

Authorities were promptly alerted, and an official report was filed with the police.

The body has since been retrieved and transported to the police hospital morgue in Accra for further investigation.

The District Director of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Akor Samuel Odehi, who confirmed the incident, said, “They saw something floating on the water, so they went closer and saw that it was a human being that got drowned, so they quickly ran to town to report to an elderly person. The following morning, they organized and went to the site and found out that it was a young lady, but they didn’t touch the body. So they went to the police to make an official report.”

He added, “The report they brought to me was that when they went for the body, they realized that the young lady of about 18 years was killed. There was a sack loaded with stones, so they tied the sack with the stone and hooked it around the lady’s waist, thinking the stone would sink the lady so that nobody would see the body, but the body was still floating.”

It comes amidst the rising mysterious killings of women in the Krobo enclave in recent times.

One suspect was recently arrested.

He is alleged to have confessed to the killings but claimed a chop bar operator hired him to do so for some rituals.

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