The Eastern Regional Police Command has commenced investigation into a lady, Believe Sakitey, a 25-year-old vegetable trader who was stabbed to death.

She was killed at a guest house in Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.

The police are currently on the heels of her boyfriend, Charles Tetteh, who was with her in the hotel room but escaped after the gruesome act on Monday dawn.

The police, as gathered, found a sharp knife stained with blood and wrapped in black polythene that had been kept under the mattress by the suspect.

The manager of the guest house at Somanya Low Cost reported to the police that a young lady was found dead in one of the rooms after checking in on Sunday, April 5, 2021.

Per the hotel records, the deceased and the suspect were supposed to check out by mid-day on Monday, but after their booking period elapsed, the receptionist decided to check on them.

The guest house manager narrated to the police that after knocking on the door severally and there was no response, the receptionist opened the door which was not locked, only to find the woman lying in a pool of blood.

Acting Eastern Regional Police Spokesman, DSP Francis Gomado, narrated that when the police got to the crime scene, the deceased was lying on the bed in a pool of blood wearing only her underwear.

He continued that a lady’s handbag was found on a chair in the room, and when it was opened, an identity card bearing the name of Believe Sakitey was seen.

The Acting Eastern Regional Police Spokesman said that a phone number at the back of a Yellow Fever Card was also found in the bag, and when the person was called, the elder brother of the deceased, Bright Kekeli, responded and said the deceased was the younger sister.

Kekeli was asked to report at Somanya Police Station and, he, together with other family members including the parents came and identified the deceased.

He said during the search, they also found a knife that was stained with blood and wrapped in black polythene that had been kept under the mattress.

Crime scene officers from Koforidua later stormed the scene, to examine the body which was taken to the Atua Government Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy, whilst the suspect has been declared wanted.

—Daily Guide