Man butchered over alleged ownership of child at Assin Anwiasu
A 39-year-old man is fighting for his life after an unknown assailant slashed him with a machete at Assin Anwiasu in the Assin North District of the Central Region.
The victim, Kwabena Ebo, is currently receiving treatment at the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu.
Eyewitnesses heard the victim screaming for help in his room around 9:30 pm on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.
They rushed to the scene only to find the victim in a pool of blood with his wrist and some fingers chopped off. He also had deep cuts on other parts of his body.
He was then rushed to the St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Fosu for intensive care.
The victim is said to have been married with three children.
Although the perpetrator is yet to be found, the residents suspect one Fiifi, a jealous man who has consistently engaged the victim in a heated argument over ownership of the victim’s last-born child.
According to reports, the suspect claimed that sexual intercourse he had with the victim’s wife during their love affair resulted in the birth of the said child.
The chief of the Assin Anwiasu, Nana Yaw Kwanning Ababio, who confirmed the incident, revealed that he and his elders have sat to resolve that particular issue before.
He said they advised the victim to report the death threat to the police to take action, but he refused; therefore, they are surprised about the fallouts.
Meanwhile, the police in Assin Nyankomase has commenced an investigation into the matter.