A man suspected to be part of a syndicate that steal goats and sheep in the Northern Region has been killed at Nyankpala in the Tolon District of the Northern Region.
The deceased, Fatawu Alhassan, believed to be in his 40s was reportedly killed during one of stealing syndicates last Sunday.
His body was found in a pool of blood on the Tamale-Nyankpala road near the Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) of the Centre for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Sunday morning, August 9, 2020 with multiple cutlass wounds.
The Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent of Police, Mr Kwabena Otuo Acheampong told Graphic Online that initial investigation by the police has revealed that the deceased and two others went to steal goats and sheep.
He said his two other accomplices managed to ran away whilst the deceased was arrested and attacked by some unknown persons.
Mr Otuo Acheampong said on August 9, 2020, at about 7.30am, the head of security of the Savanna Agriculture Research Institute (SARI), one Mr Gideon came to report at the Nyankpala Police station that someone was lying dead along the SARI road.
He said the Police proceeded to the scene and found a male adult who was later identified to the Police as Fatawu Alhassan.
He said the Police also saw a green Opel Astra saloon vehicle with registration number GE 8663 -Y which had been parked about 100 metres from where the body was.
Mr Otuo Acheampong said the police gathered that the deceased and two others went and stole goats and sheep but the two managed to ran away and the deceased was arrested and attacked by unknown persons.