Reports have confirmed the killing of a 70-year-old man by a seventeen-year-old juvenile at Baleofilli in the Upper West Region.
The whole community and the family of the deceased have been thrown into moments of grief and agony following the death of one of their own.
The old man named Dary Gombo was reportedly attacked by the teenager without any form of provocation. The teenager subjected his victim to deep cutlass wounds before finally crushing his head with a stick.
The family is unsettled by the sudden death of their beloved especially as there have been no explained reason for which he was attacked by the teenager.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s wife, who was saved after pleading for aid, was also not spared by the rogue teenager. She was beaten into pulp.
According to reports, she is presently a patient in Wichaw’s Wa West district hospital.
The suspect was then taken into custody by the police and is now helping with Wichaw’s investigations.
The incident on Thursday is one of several in the Wa West district.
The family does, however, demand a thorough investigation into the murder.
Thus, the Wa West Member of Parliament is urging the police to take proactive measures to safeguard the safety of local residents.