A young man from Apremdo in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region, Prince Amoah has shared details of how he was nearly beaten to death after he was mistaken for a thief.
He shared his sad story while speaking in an interview with Connect FM’s Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on the programme Omanbapa.
He said his trouble started when he was sleeping and he heard a knock on his door.
Here’s what he said;
“I was in my room sleeping around 3:00 am when I heard someone knocking on the door.
“He pleaded with me to repair his motor for him. I initially rejected the offer because the time was not favourable but he insisted I come out to talk to him, which I obliged. Immediately, I opened my door, three more men came and they started beating me. They had machetes, iron rods, and many weapons.
They inflicted me with a deep machete and iron rod wounds and took me to the police station,” he narrated.
He adds that the police officer on duty at the time asked the angry men to take him to the hospital and it was there they realized that they had beaten the wrong person.
“On our way to the hospital, they looked at me again and realized I was not the one they were looking for and that I was a mistaken identity. They dropped me off and gave me GH¢50 to pay for my hospital bills and left,” he added.
According to TV3 News, Prince is currently receiving treatment at a medical centre.
Meanwhile, the Kwesimintsim Police Station has taken up the matter and has launched a full investigation in order to bring the perpetrators to book.