Crime

ELECTRICIAN HAND CHOPPED OFF BY ANGRY YOUTH

An electrician, believed to be in his thirties has had his hand chopped off from the wrist after he was slashed with a sharp machete by some feuding youth in the Aboabo Akorem community in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region

According to report, the victim, Murtala Abdul Karim suffered the fate when he attempted to stop the angry young from attacking their opponent whom they claimed had ceased their horsewhips.

He lost two teeth and could not speak from his hospital bed at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where he was receiving treatments.

The main target of this attack, Abdul Rahman who now has his head wrapped in bandages, escaped death after he was hit in the head by his attackers with machete.

Recounting on the incident, he said, “I heard screams outside my door. When I came out, an electrician who had tried to stop them from attacking me had been attacked. His hand was cut off.”

“I tried chasing them but I slipped. They slashed my head with a knife and kept shouting ‘we got him we got him’ and fled,.” Abdul narrated.

A colleague electrician who witnessed the bloody attack Umar Morison demanded justice, worried his friend will not be able to work again.

He recounted, “I separated them when they began to fight. After an hour the younger man returned with some boys. When we came out the hand of my friend the electrician had been cut off,”

“We want everything to be done to seek justice for him. Because he has lost his hand and cannot work again,” Umar Insisted.

Meanwhile, the Airport Police Command has arrested the mother of the suspect behind the attack who is currently on the run.

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