Two soldiers grabbed for brutalising widow
For refusing to vacate the house of her late husband, a 28-year-old widow has been subjected to severe beatings allegedly by two military men at Bonwire in the Ejisu Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
The incident, which took place on Tuesday at about 6am, saw the military men vandalising some property in the house also.
A report made to the Bonwire Police led to the arrest of the two soldiers whose names have been kept for security reasons.
Ashanti Regional Crime Officer, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Felix Kwasi Cosmos confirmed the arrest to The Spectator saying the two had been handed over to the Military Command for further action.
Major Christiana Osei-Duah, Public Relations Officer of the Fourth Battalion of Infantry also corroborated the story adding that, investigations into the matter were underway but would not give further details.
But, reports available to The Spectator indicated that, the two military men stormed Mrs Yaa Boatemaa Agyapong’s house on Tuesday, November 24, 2020, around 6:00 am and ordered her to vacate the premises.
Information is that, since the demise of her husband about two years ago, her late husband’s family members had been pestering her to vacate the house but she would not budge.
The mother of the victim, Madam Abena Serwaa, narrated that, the house was built by “my daughter’s husband and he gave it to my daughter but the family of my daughter’s late husband is demanding the ownership of the property”.
She claimed a sister-in-law, Nana Ama, went to the house with the two military men on that fateful day to eject the daughter.
According to her, “they told my daughter to produce documents to prove that her late husband gave the house to her and my daughter told them to take her to court if they need the documents”.
“They, then, started beating my daughter and vandalised some property in the house,” she added.
As at the time of filing this story, Mrs Yaa Boatemaa Agyapong had been treated and discharged from the Ejisu Government Hospital.
From Kingsley E.Hope, Kumasi