The Asokore-Mampong District police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly murdering his girlfriend at Parkoso, a suburb of Asokore-Mampong in the Kumasi metropolis.

The suspect, Kwasi Bonsu, reportedly informed the police that he killed his girlfriend whose name has only been given as Samira, because she was cheating on him.

Confirming the incident, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo, said on Monday, at around 12 noon, the police had information that the suspect had murdered his girlfriend, and that the body was lying in front of a house at Parkoso Estate.

He said at the scene, the police found the body of a woman aged about 20 years in a prone position with blocks of cement covering her head.

He added that the police also found that part of the head had been smashed in. Again, there were assault marks on the body.

He said the body had since been conveyed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital mortuary for preservation, identification and autopsy.

Prior to the arrest of the suspect, ASP Ahianyo disclosed that but for the timely intervention of the police, he would have been lynched by residents.

He noted that the suspect, who, was badly injured as a result of the severe beatings from the residents had been sent to the Manhyia Government Hospital where he was treated and discharged.

He is currently in police custody assisting with investigations.

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