Man kills 72-year-old mother; hacks father with machete

The Anyinam Police have launched a manhunt for a youngman Kwabena Joe, who is alleged to have killed his 72-year-old mother with a pestle and hacked his father with a machete.

The incident occurred in Akyem Banso in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region.

The body of the deceased Afua Baby has been sent to the Police Hospital in Accra while his father, Mr. Ohemeng, is receiving treatment at Engresi Hospital.

The suspect is alleged to have hit the mouth of his mother with a pestle while pounding fufu with her and inflicted cutlass wounds on his father who attempted to rescue his wife.

According to Eastern regional correspondent Kojo Ansah, the suspect committed the heinous crime after he was rebuked by his mother for smuggling building materials belonging to his elder brother.

He later attempted to commit suicide by drinking powdered soap solution and was rushed to the hospital but managed to escape and is now at large.