A 24-year-old motorcycle rider has been allegedly murdered by pillion passengers he picked at night at Kwarfokurom in the Ayensuano District of the Eastern Region.
His body was found in a pool of blood by residents late night.
The deceased has been a motorcycle or Okada rider after completing Senior High School to support his widow mother and siblings.
Her teary Mother narrated the sad incident.
“I received a call that Mensah has been killed. I did not believe it. I did not find any of the Motorcycle riders in the community. I was told they had all converged at the scene where my son was found. It took a while before I could get there. When we got there, we were told, the case is now with the state.”
Unable to hold her tears, she wailed, “I have no one since their father died. I solely took care of them. Who will help me now, my son was not troublesome?”
The Eastern Regional Police Command has commenced investigations into the matter.
The use of motorcycle for transport business is rampant in the Ayensuano district and three other linking districts due to the deplorable nature of some roads.
A former Member of Parliament, Samuel Ayepaye, who was a Member of the Transport Committee in Parliament, called for improved security in the area and adjoining districts due to pockets of attacks on motorcycle riders.
“The use of motorcycle for transport business is still illegal, but it has become the source of livelihood for the young ones. A motorcycle was stolen from a resident days ago. Another was attacked by a pillion passenger. These are security threats emerging that the IGP must respond too.”
He asked the Kwarfokurom residents to remain calm and urged the police to arrest the perpetrators.
“We are still waiting for the police post-motem to check whether it is a knife or gun that was used and if it’s a criminal situation or for rituals because we saw a basin with water close by. It looks like hands were washed in. The police has taken note of all the evidence here.”