A 45-year-old man has allegedly been stoned to death by a group of young men at Azaasi in the Upper East Region. The man, identified as Emmanuel Anontara, was said to be returning from his pastoral duties when he was pelted with stones. The body of the man has been released to the family for burial, according to the police.
The police then proceeded to the scene and found the body with multiple deep cuts on the forehead. Blood-stained stones, believed to have been used by his assailants, were also found around the body. ASP Fianko-Okyere further explained that upon identification and the necessary processes, the body was released to the family after it had been conveyed to the War Memorial Hospital.
Anontara was returning from Sirigu to his house at Doba on a motorbike together with two others, a lady and the rider. On reaching the Azaasi area, the motorbike ran out of fuel and stopped abruptly. A group of young men approached them from a nearby house wielding sticks and stones. They started beating and pelting stones at Anontara until he died, said an eyewitness.