C/R: Man in coma after mob attack at Assin Adiembra
A man believed to be in his late 30s has been rushed to the St. Francis Xavier Hospital at Assin Fosu following an attack unleashed on him by a marauding youth.
The victim, identified as Yaw Osei, a native of Assin Adiembra in the Assin South district of the Central region, as of the time of filling this report was yet to recover from coma since Tuesday.
Rich FM’s Abena Kwanimaa has gathered the victim had an altercation with the sister of one of the suspects who assaulted him.
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Without provocation, suspect Kofi Acquah and one other person called Andrews, who were passing by and noticing the argument between his sister and the victim pounced on him and held his throat for over 30 minutes.
“He had wanted to kill him,” an eyewitness said.
The victim who is battling for his life was also attacked with a stick. Currently, he cannot swallow anything food, not even saliva.
Meanwhile, some members of the family of the victim believe the attack was borne out of the prolonged chieftaincy disputes in the town since the attackers belong to one of the factions.
They also appealed to the police to intensify security in the area since some of the youth are trooping the town with offensive weapons, of which failure to avert might resort to reprisal attacks.
The police are currently handling the situation.
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