The Ashanti Regional police command in Manso Nkwanta of the Amansie West district have arrested a 45-year old man who allegedly killed a pregnant woman and her five-year-old son.
The suspect, Kwame Tuffour, after the killing the two, dumped their bodies into a pit that was about 40 meters deep.
The District Chief Executive for the Amansie West District, William Asante Bediako, who narrated the incident said, the deceased, Yaa Attah, was declared missing last week Friday.
The suspect was picked up by some community members because they believed he had impregnated the deceased and handed him over to the police.
The suspect then led the police to the bush and confessed killing them and dumping them into the pit, according to the DCE.
“Some of our locals were able to arrest a gentleman who was alleged to have impregnated this lady. So they brought him to the police. It was last night that the gentlemen led the police to the scene where he murdered the lady and then he showed the police where he hidden the lady and her son. He killed them in the bush and hid them in some of these old pits.”
The bodies have since been recovered from the pit.
Mr. Asante added that the suspect is currently with the police and assisting with investigations.