Kweku Baah, who went into hiding after allegedly butchering a 41-year-old mother of six, Regina Ayobayo Kpabitey, at Anyesu near Asesewa in the Upper Manya Krobo District has been arrested.
The woes of Baah has further deepen as another case of attempted murder emerges against him following his arrest.
His other victim, who survived an alleged attack by the suspect, was said to have escaped death by a hair's breadth about two years ago but has been living with a deformity ever since.
Baah, the family indicated, had been on the run until he was alleged to have butchered Regina, his latest victim, at Anyesu which resulted in his eventual arrest.
Narrating the ordeal to The Mirror, Matey Daniel Korli, spokesperson for the family of the first victim, said Baah was a farmhand to Koryo-Bio at Korlieteh, a farming community near Ehiamekyene in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region, where they both lived until the incident.
He said on August 31, 2015, both Baah and the victim went to the farm to harvest some foodstuff for sale as had been the usual practice.
In the process, the suspect allegedly made aggressive sexual advances on the victim who resisted him, resulting in a scuffle.
Baah is reported to have slashed the victim’s forehead with his machete but the latter became even more resistant, amidst screams and desperate attempts to run to safety.
Her shout for help attracted some members of the community in a nearby farm, but Baah dashed into the bush and went into hiding.
Following the attack, the victim was said to have lost her left index finger and sustained a deep cut on the right thumb.
She was then rushed to the Begoro District Hospital where she was treated and subsequently discharged.
A report was lodged at the Bepoase Police Station, near Ehiamekyene but all efforts to track Baah yielded no result until his eventual arrest on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at Patsleni village by the Asesewa Police.
He has since been transferred to the Koforidua Divisional Police Command.
Burial of the second victim:
Last week, The Mirror reported the murder of 41-year-old, Regina , allegedly committed by Baah on August 29, 2017 at Anyesu, a farming community near Asesewa where both victim and suspect lived until the incident.
After the act, the suspect absconded and it took a search party to discover the decomposing body of the victim a day after, hidden under heap of leaves and debris on their farm.
A report was then made to the Asesewa Police who conveyed the body to the St. Martins Hospital, Agormanya.
The deceased has since been buried. She left behind six children aged between 7 and 22 years.
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