Disabled 60-Year-Old Man Murdered, Body Burnt
Unknown assailants have murdered and set on fire a 60-year-old physically challenged man who lived in Agomanya-Ablotsi in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipal of the Eastern Region.
Osanyongmor Thomas Teye was believed to have been hit in the head at a block factory while he slept before being lit on fire, most likely with kerosene as the area where he had been sleeping smelled of the fuel and matches believed to have been used to light him were discovered on the ground near the building.
Since there were no basic amenities in the house where he was staying four years ago, it is said that the dead moved to the location on their family farm.
The victim’s blood was spilt on the ground from his head down, with no indication as to the killers’ intentions.
The deceased person’s mattress, bedspreads, clothes, bags of cement, his wheelchair, his android and feature phones, and a mosquito net in which he was sleeping were all partially destroyed by the fire that engulfed the structure in which he was sleeping.
Honourable Anyeenorgu Joseph Kwame, an assemblyman for the Yohe Electoral Area, told the media in an interview that he learned about the event in the morning and then went to the police station to file a formal report.
“This morning, around 8:45, I had a call from my colleague aAsembly man that somebody had been found dead at Ablotsi top…I quickly ran to the site so I asked the family member and he said around 4:30am, they came here and they saw that their relative had been killed and burnt,” said the Assembly man.
He added that he and a colleague had alerted members of the Odumase Police Command, who, he claimed, were unable to mobilize to the area due to the lack of a vehicle, necessitating a contribution from the family.
The victim’s neighbors and family members denied knowing about any disagreements their ancestor may have had with anyone that would have led to the attack on his life.
Although the dead did not yell for help or cry out, neighbors reported hearing what sounded like gunshots during the night near the area but were unable to identify whether they were related to the occurrence.
The deceased Osanyongmor’s remains were then transported to the government hospital in Atua for preservation and autopsy.
The Assemblyman, who claimed the incident was the first of its sort in his electoral district, begged locals to come forward with information to help law enforcement quickly apprehend the offender or perpetrators and the security forces apprehend them.
Osanyorngmor had no wife neither did he have any children at the time of his death.