The Ashanti Regional Security Council is collaborating with police in the investigation of an alleged serial killing of women in some parts of Kumasi between the months of March and July, 2019.
There have been at least five women found dead, two of which were found on the same day with signs of sexual assault.
The Ashanti Regional Minister and chairman of REGSEC, Simon Osei has assured the public that measures are being taken to bring the culprits to book and end the killings.
“Definitely it is a worrying situation and the police are working on them. We are praying that they can find the culprits or criminals who were involved in these activities,” he said.
Fear gripped residents of Abrepo, as they woke up to the sight of two dead bodies in the month of March.
The bodies of two middle-aged women were believed to have been murdered and dumped there.
Similar incidents are said to have been recorded in Asokwa, Apire, and Atasamanso.
In Apire, two bodies were found within a week with the latest one on the 18th of July.
Samuel Amankwa, the Assemblyman for Santasi expressed worry when he was called to the scene at Apire.
“Areas, where they are killed, are not areas which are very busy. By the time you wake up the following morning, you hear that somebody has been killed and the police would have to move to the scene… to investigate,” said Mr. Osei Mensah.
According to the Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kwasi Mensah Duku, three of the found bodies have been identified and several arrests have been made.
He further stated that semen from the crime scenes and that of the suspects have been sent to the labs for testing.