A 53-year-old woman was killed by suspected armed robbers at Kojo Beedu in Winneba on Wednesday night.
Hilaria Treve was hacked to death with an axe in her bedroom.
The investigator in the case, Detective Inspector Matthew Avemee, who confirmed the story to graphic.com.gh, said the incident happened in the deceased's house at 7.30 p.m. Treve was in the housewith her daughter and another elderly woman..
According to the Investigator, the three were in the house when they heard a big bang on their door.
The daughter opened the door and six suspected armed robbers entered the house and began shooting indiscriminately.
“They (the six robbers) then went to Treve’s bedroom,” he said.
He said the robbers then came out, got into Treve’s car and drove away, but when Treve’s daughter entered her mother’s bedroom, she saw the mother lying in a pool of blood, having been hacked.
Detective Inspector Avemee said after escaping from the Kojo Beedu residence with the deceased’s vehicle, the robbers abandoned it at Akrama, a town near Akoti Junction on the Winneba-Kasoa Road.
The police, he said, later retrieved the vehicle but without its battery.
The police are still investigating the matter, while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary.
Source: Daily Graphic