Woman, 62 Burnt To Death and Dumped at Sea in Tema
A decomposing burnt body of a woman believed to be in her early 60`s was found on Sunday afternoon along the Sakumono beach of Tema in Ghana.
Close relatives of the deceased who shed tears for their loss claimed she was burnt to death on her farmland and dumped at the beach by unknown assailants.
Police officers and volunteers who came to pick the body to the morgue went through a lot of difficulties for close to an hour before removing the bloated decaying body that was stuck in the rocks.
The two arms of the burnt body pointed upwards whiles its two legs were firmly stuck in the rocks of the sea defence.
The gory scene attracted several merrymakers and passerby’s to catch a glimpse of the unfortunate dead farmer.
The Very unfriendly stench was emanating from the decomposing body as it was carried away by the police.
Family sources say several search efforts to trace their missing relative proved futile since last Thursday when she failed to return home after the day`s work.
According to them, a portion of her farm near the Sakumono ecological reserve was found burnt by an unknown person.
This according to them suggested that she might have been burnt in her farm and latter dumped at the sea-shore.
Family members of the deceased whose name were only given as Auntie Akua disclosed that, a land boundary dispute was recently resolved between her and a farm neighbor.
They were, however, unable to link her alleged murderous death to the land dispute.
Mr David Yawson, who said the deceased was his Aunt, described her as a social being who associated herself with everybody while speaking her mind without any fear or favour.
The deceased is said to have left home last Thursday to the farm but never returned, the case was latter reported to the police.
A visit to her farmland by some family members the following showed that, a portion of her farm was burnt.
The search continued by till Sunday when someone reported to the family that, a dead body was found along the Sakumono- Tema beach road.
The body was then discovered by family members to be that of late Auntie Akua, who resides in Tema Community two and farms few meters opposite where she was dumped.
By Christian Kpesese