Murdered 24-year-old woman identified by Police in Kumasi


    Police have identified the family of the 24-year-old woman who was attacked and killed at Maxima in Kumasi on the evening of 13th July, 2021.

    The deceased, identified as Angelina Akua Serwaa Gyimah was a retail store attendant based in Tanoso.

    Police told Accra based Citi News that their preliminary investigations showed that the deceased told her family on Tuesday evening around 6:00pm that she was visiting a friend at Tech junction. She was however shot immediately she alighted from a commercial vehicle at Maxima.

    The Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, ACP Kwaku Buah told the media that according the bystanders, the deceased’s assailants were two men aboard a motorbike. It is unclear at present what the motive behind the attack was.

    We have been able to identify the deceased lady. She is 24 years old, a hardware store attendant who lives and works at Tanoso. We have been able to get in touch with her family and informed them about the death. According to the family, when she returned from work on Tuesday, she informed them that she had to meet someone around KNUST and left home, and I believe that she got to the area late.”

    “When she alighted from the vehicle, some person or persons got closer to her and, according to bystanders, they heard gunshots and a motorbike zoomed away. We are currently looking for the occupants of the motorbike. We believe that her handbag was snatched from her after she was attacked because her phone has not been found,” he added.

    Meanwhile police have called for persons with information that can assist in their investigations to volunteer such.

    “I’m appealing to everyone to be a little bit more conscious and careful wherever we find ourselves. We are yet to find out why she was attacked and why she was there. We are appealing to people who were around or have information about what happened to get in contact with the police to assist with investigations