Tuesday, October 26, 2010


THE Kumasi Police yesterday afternoon arrested a 19-year-old man, Rashid Awudu, over the death of a woman with whom he had spent the night in a guest house in Kumasi.
The deceased, whose name was not immediately known, was said to have charged the suspect GH¢20 to spend the night with him, only to meet her death at the Silver Ringers Guest House at Asokwa in Kumasi.
She was pronounced dead after the police rushed her from the hotel room to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
Five spent condoms, which the suspect claimed he had used in the sexual act with the woman, were found in the hotel room.
The police said Awudu claimed he had five rounds of sex — three last night and two this morning — with the lady before she collapsed and died.
However, the police suspect foul play, as there were scratches on the deceased’s neck and a cut on her hand.
Bloodstains were also found in the bathroom.
The Asokwa District Police Commander, Superintendent Martin Ayiih, who briefed the Daily Graphic, said the remains of the woman had been deposited at the morgue at KATH for post-mortem.
He quoted the suspect as saying that he had picked up the lady in front of Vienna City, a popular area used by commercial sex workers in Kumasi.
Awudu alleged that the lady had charged him GH¢20 for the night and that after he had five rounds of sex with her, she developed some stomach pains, leading to her death.
However, the District Commander said the suspect’s story could not be accepted, looking at the state of the body.
According to him, an attendant at the guest house indicated that she had heard noise in the room and, with the help of some people, she got the room open, only to find the lady lying motionless.
The police were immediately called in and the suspect arrested.
The police said the woman had a mobile phone on her and that when they called one of the numbers on the phone, they were told the deceased lived at Pankrono.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s real identity is yet to be established.

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