The Nsawam Police of the Akwapim South District of the Eastern Region is investigating a case involving a man who have been beaten to death for allegedly stealing a pregnant goat.

Police Sergeant Francis Gomado, Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that the police received information about the case on April 3 and has since launched investigations into the matter.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that on April 1, at about 1500 hours, the deceased was arrested with a suspected stolen pregnant goat at Ayigbe Town, a suburb of Nsawam by some unknown persons.

He was then sent to Nana Odiasempa Nii Ade Quaye’s palace at Ayigbe town who also happened to be the owner of the goat.

He said that on arrival, one WO1 Adjona Henry aged 50, a driver of the chief, subjected the deceased to severe beatings by whipping him with a rope.

He also stamped on his chest and neck while the deceased, popularly know as Abombi, laid on the ground.

Subsequently, the deceased became weak, hence was released to go. The deceased managed to walk away to a spot at a railway crossing, where he was found dead the following morning.

Sgt Gomado said the suspects Nana Odiasempa Nii Ade Quaye and WO1 Adjona Henry have been arrested and detained in police cells assisting in investigations.

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