The paramount chief of the Kologo Traditional Area of the Kassena Nankana East Municipality of the Upper East Region prevented the near lynching of three young men suspected to have stolen a bull in the community.
The suspected thieves allegedly killed the bull in an attempt of carrying it away in a tricycle but run out of luck when the youth of the Kologo traditional area caught them and subjected the three to severe beating.
According to an eyewitness account, the youth got information about the attempt of the three to run away with a bull they have stolen and were chased by the youth on Motorbikes, sensing danger and in an attempt to escape being caught, they offloaded the load (the bull) to make it lighter to speed off but were still caught.
The suspected thieves were beaten to pulp by their capturers before been dragged to the palace of the paramount chief who intervened to prevent the three from being lynched.
The Paramount chief of the Kologo traditional area Naba Clifford Asobayire who confirmed the incident to Word Fm monitored by A1Radioonline.com said the three stole the bull from one of the households in the area.
Naba Asobayire said the incidents of animal theft in the area have become a daily incident which has really angered the indigenes of the area because there are so many incidents of people going to bed only to wake and realize that their animals are gone.
He indicated that he had to calm the enraged youth whose intention was to lynched the alleged thieves so they can be handed over to the police for the law to take its proper cause which the youth agreed to and the thieves were handed over to the police.
Naba Asobayire attributed the increasing farm animal theft in the area to the lack of a police station in the area or the absence of a police barrier from Navrongo through to Kologo to Naaga.
There has been an increasing case of lynching of alleged thieves in the Upper East Region recently with stakeholders calling for a solution to address the incidents of mob action.
Source: A1Radioonline.com| 101.1MHz| Ghana