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C/R: Pregnant woman killed; her unborn baby removed

A pregnant woman believed to be in her 40s has been killed and her baby removed from her stomach at Ekumfi Akwakrom in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region

A pregnant woman believed to be in her 40s has been killed and her baby removed from her stomach at Ekumfi Akwakrom in the Ekumfi District of the Central Region.

According to reports, the woman is not known in the community and was only seen in the area yesterday evening [August 5, 2021]. She was suspected to have visited someone in the community.

The woman’s unborn baby was placed beside her whiles one of the baby’s legs has been chopped off with heavy blood oozing from them.

Speaking to some eyewitnesses, they saw the deceased on Thursday evening at the area in a pool of blood where the incident happened but saw her lifeless body on Friday 6th August 2021, early morning around 6:00 am.

According to them, they suspected that a vehicle knocked and run over her Tommy and run away.

Others also said, no sign indicates a vehicle knocked the woman and forcing her unborn baby out but believes an unscrupulous person killed her and removed her unborn baby from her womb.

They suspected that the leg of the unborn baby was purposely chopped for money rituals.

The Assembly Man for the Ekumfi Akwakrom Electoral Area, Hon. James Entsie in an interview said, he had a distress call that a pregnant woman has been killed and her unborn baby has been removed.

According to the Assembly Man, the woman is not from the area.

He, therefore, appealed to the general public to help identify the deceased woman. The body has been deposited at the mortuary and the case has been reported to Ekumfi Esiohyia Police for further investigations.

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