An armed robber in Agormanya has been caught and beaten to death. He was lynched in the morning on the 20th of February, 2019 after he was caught trying stealing from a store. His accomplices managed to escape with some goods but he was left behind amidst the chaos.
In an interview with Rite Fm, Miss Florence Lawerh Hogbayo, the owner of the shop disclosed she heard screams creating awareness of a thief at dawn. She rushed out only to find out it was her shop that had been robbed. The robbers made way with GHS 5000.00 worth of merchandise that included kente, lace, cloths and others. When asked about the security personnel on duty, she stated he was on duty but was fast asleep when the accomplices committed the dubious act.
Was the public right to kill him? Was it the right thing to do? Was this murder? Who will account for this death? Where was the police when this happened? These and more questions linger on the minds of on looking citizens.
Contrary to the well-known peaceful nature of Ghanaians, recent events tend to suggest the Ghanaian will rise up, stand and fight for what he believes in. The masses are of the view that the killing was well deserved. Do you agree? This raises some concerns as they affirm the words of our first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
He said, ‘change, when it is denied or too long delayed, violence will break out here and there. Not that men planned or willed it but their accumulated grievances will erupt with volcanic fury’. Does this act suggest Ghanaians want a renewed effort from the appropriate authorities to fight crimes?
All the same, there is a need to educate the public on what needs to be done when robbers are apprehended.