A female journalist based in Bekwai area of Ghana has been stabbed to death by unknown assailants, according to a report by AdomNews.
The late Portia Amma Agyeiwaaa
The woman identified as Portia Amma Agyeiwaaa of Dess FM was found in a pool of blood in front of her Bentil house room at Nyameduasi, a suburb of Asante-Bekwai after allegedly being stabbed on Sunday evening.
Preliminary police investigations revealed the deceased was stabbed in the chest, thigh and in the left arm with a sharp object.
“There has been some stabbing; some around the chest region, somewhere in the thigh and somewhere in the left or right arm as well,” ASP Juliana Obeng who speaks for police in Ashanti Region said.
The deceased, according to police also struggled with her assailant, forcing a television set which had been mounted on the wall, crushed to the ground after the assailant struggled and overpowered her before stabbing her with an unknown object.
Co-tenants later found her in a pool of blood in front of her room, having apparently crawled out to seek support. Her mobile phone is believed to have been taken by the alleged culprits.
She was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bekwai Government Hospital on Sunday evening.
“We are not up till now able to tell if it was even done with the knife; if it was done with the cutlass or it was done with a machete. We are not able to establish which implement was used for the stabbing and of course, we are able to tell it was stabbing,” ASP Juliana Obeng revealed.
Shocked residents of Bekwai have been trooping in to see the blood-stained scene of the suspected murder. Personnel of the Regional Criminal Investigations Department visited the scene on Monday morning.
Police in the Ashanti Region are asking residents of Bekwai to volunteer information that will aid investigation into the killing a broadcast journalist at Bekwai.