Agomanya – Sunday, June 23, 2019
A 20-year-old lady, Sandra Dede Tetteh, a teacher at the Vision Academy at Lorm, has been found dead at Agomanya in the Lower Manya Krobo municipal in the Eastern region and it is suspected to be a case of murder.
The body of the victim was found in a gutter by residents of the neighborhood early this morning.
According to report, she wore a dress but with no panties on. Though no visible marks was identified on the decease, bruises were found around the throat region, suggesting possible strangulation.
Mother of the victim, Paulina Dede Tetteh and sister, Gifty Tetteh stated that a suspect in the case and boyfriend to the deceased who was a regular visitor to Sandra, visited their home around 8:30pm on Saturday where the two left together to his home. The mother and sister of deceased added that it was the last time they saw her until they were notified of her death early Sunday morning.
Assembly Man for Agbom East electoral area where Sandra’s lifeless body was found, Daniel Nartey said the case was immediately reported to the police when he was informed.
He however added that his electorates feel unsafe following the incident and called on young people not to stay out too late into the night to ensure their safety.
Meanwhile, the young man said to be Sandra’s boyfriend (name withheld) who allegedly came for her on Saturday evening, was later traced to his home by residents, through a friend of his, who arrested and handed him over to Odumase Krobo police.
He’s subsequently been detained to help the police in their investigations.
The suspect whose house is some four hundred meters from the victim’s house and some two hundred meters from where the body of the deceased was found, admitted coming to pick the deceased from her home but told residents who arrested him that Sandra left his house just after they arrived at his home to collect a phone promised her by a male friend and that was the last he heard from her.
Her departure, therefore, he explained, followed persistent calls to her phone by the supposed male friend.
Detective Inspector George Koranteng of the Odumase Krobo police command when approached for his comment, though declined to speak on record however confirmed the incident.
He added that though they are holding two suspects, Sandra’s boyfriend and the person who led residents to the suspect’s house to help in interrogations, formal interrogations of the two were yet to begin.
Sandra left behind a two year old son.
The latest incident brings to three the number of persons found dead at dawn at Agomanya within four months and two within eight days with the earlier cases being lynching of suspected thieves.