Wawase, a farming community in the Ashanti region’s Afigya Kwabre South District, is in shock and mourning after a 47-year-old man allegedly murdered three people in two days, Joy News reports.
Kwadwo Adusei, a palm wine tapper, allegedly murdered his friend after having a dream in which he saw him having an affair with his fiancée.
A day after residents discovered the first victim’s body on a farm, he stabbed his grandfather and another elderly person.
Kwasi Banahene, 47, Kwabena Nkrumah, 84, and Kwame Kwakye, 86, have been identified as the deceased.
The two other victims died at the hospital, with the exception of Mr Banahene, whose body was discovered in the bush on Friday.
Mr Nkrumah died shortly after arriving at the Ankaaase Methodist Faith Healing Hospital, and Mr Kwame Kwakye died the following day at the same facility.
After his arrest on Saturday, the suspect is said to have told residents that he killed his friend because he saw him wooing his fiancée in his dream.
According to him, he assassinated Mr Kwabena Nkrumah because he had married his wife off to another man and spiritually seized his manhood.
In his caution statement, he told police that he killed Mr Kwame Kwakye, a retired teacher, while under the influence of alcohol.
According to reports, the Wawase youth who disarmed Adusei allegedly assaulted him.
The quick intervention of the Ankaase police prevented him from being lynched.
Andrews Mensah, the area’s Assemblyman, told Joy News that they are shocked.
He questioned the suspect’s claims that his manhood had been spiritually seized, dismissing suggestions that the suspect was mentally ill.
“Why would you say someone has seized your manhood when you have produced 6 kids,” he quizzed.
“This is a man who goes to the farm and does everything on his own. He used to live here with his wife, but she left him for some time now.
“I wouldn’t say he is mentally unsound in his current state; he is not. Everyone is shocked. We are all living in a state of fear,” he added.
Victims’ families are mourning their losses.
Mr Kwame Kwakye was resting on a wooden bench when his next-door neighbour inflicted machete wounds on him.
His wife, Comfort Akwaboah, and daughter, Cecilia Benyade, who were called to the scene of the attack, escaped the suspect’s wrath, who chased them with a machete.
Residents nearby, on the other hand, escorted them to safety after they narrowly escaped the attack.
Ransford Darko, his son, couldn’t stop himself from recounting how he drove his late father, who was bleeding profusely from machete wounds to the hospital.
“My father was attacked without any provocation. I couldn’t imagine the pain he went through. He was bleeding profusely from machete wounds in the neck, cheek and hands.
“I couldn’t talk to him. All I wanted was to see my father survive the attack, but he couldn’t.”
Meanwhile, the suspect has been remanded to appear in court on provisional murder charges on November 8, 2021, by the Mamponteng District Court.