In a tragic incident in Asuoso, Offinso North District of the Ashanti Region, a 30-year-old mason, identified as Shadrack, allegedly killed his girlfriend, Portia Yerebe (25), and two children, four-year-old Nti Joseph (stepson) and a two-week-old baby.
The incident, which occurred on January 29, 2024, has shocked the community.
According to sources, the mother of Portia Yerebe visited her daughter in the morning to bathe the baby but found the room locked.
Later in the evening, upon returning and finding the room still locked, she raised concerns with community leaders. The leaders, along with the mother, broke into the room and discovered the lifeless bodies of the victims.
Portia Yerebe had severe cuts on her neck, suggesting she was killed with a sharp object, while the two children showed signs of poisoning with foam around their mouths.
The suspect, Kwaata, is currently on the run, and the police have taken the bodies to a morgue for autopsy. The community is left in shock and grief over this devastating incident.