Four persons, one of them a police inspector, were killed last Monday by assailants under bizarre circumstances in different parts of the Brong Ahafo Region.
News of the incidents dampened the spirit of residents of the region and sent waves of panic during the Yuletide, as they did not know what was going to happen next.
One person who survived the ghastly attacks is currently in a critical condition.
At Badu in the Tain District, DAILY GUIDE gathered that the Station Officer of the local police station, Inspector Awusi Yakubu, 59, was attacked and killed by a man at the Charge Office at about 2:00pm on Monday.
The suspected killer in the Yawhima robbery attack
According to the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Christopher Tawiah, the assailant (now deceased) went to the Badu Police Station with the intention of making a report, during which he had on him a machete and a crowbar.
He said while the station officer was busily taking his statement, the assailant attacked and butchered the cop to death.
A police constable who was returning from guard duty witnessed the incident, and in reaction, shot the assailant to death.
Both bodies had been deposited at the Wenchi Methodist Hospital pending autopsy.
The Acting Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander, ACP Patrick Adusei Sarpong and his team visited the scene at Badu on Tuesday and consoled the family of the deceased police officer.
Also at Yawhima near Sunyani, a taxi driver, Thomas Banie, 35, was also callously murdered on Monday morning in an attempted robbery around 11:30am by two passengers in his Opel Astra taxi registered BA 1366-13.
The Sunyani Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Samuel Yankey, confirmed to DAILY GUIDE that the incident happened off the main Sunyani-Techiman Highway on the outskirts of Yawhima near the Military Shooting Range.
He said some people in the area rushed to the scene but the two men took to their heels. However, one of the suspects, Shaibu Iddrisu, 35 (now in police custody), ran out of luck, as he was slashed with a cutlass by his pursuers when he attempted fleeing.
Supt. Yankey said the wounded suspect later went to a clinic at Chiraa to seek medical treatment but was arrested by the police upon a tip-off.
The third incident of the day happened at Techiman, where one Kofi Ameyaw was stabbed to death by two unknown men.
According to the Regional Police PRO, the deceased and his wife were sleeping around 7:30pm when they heard a knock on their door.
The couple opened the door only to come face-to-face with the two assailants wielding knives; and they stabbed the man without any questions or provocation, killing him instantly.
The fourth deadly incident of the day took place at Yeji, where a man who was sleeping at about 10:00pm also heard a knock on his door only to be shot by two armed men when he opened the door.
He, however, survived but was in a critical condition at the St Mathias Hospital in Yeji at the time of filing this report.