A Nigerian woman, who is said to be mentally ill, allegedly stoned a young man to death when he tried to save her life by pulling her off a busy road at Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra on Monday, Aug. 1.
According to an eyewitness, the young victim was passing by Nkrumah Interchange on his motorcycle when he noticed the woman standing in the middle of the busy road and pelting stones at speeding vehicles.

The rider stopped his vehicle and approached the woman, asking her to get off the flyover. The man was going to stop her from causing an accident, the eyewitness said.

Footage of the gory scene, showed the woman repeatedly smashing the young man's head with what appeared to be a cement block, while he lay unresponsive on the ground.

In an exclusive interview given to GBC News, the Nima District Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Maxwell Agyemang, said the family of the victim has identified him as 25-year-old Kwabena Amoani.

Officers who responded to the horrific scene after receiving a distress call, found the young man lying in a pool of blood. The left side of his face and skull was seriously injured, Agyemang said.

The victim was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. His body was sent to a medical examiner’s office and later handed over to his family, reports said.

The mentally ill woman was arrested at the scene. It was reported that cops had to pacify an angry mob to stop them from lynching the woman before the arrest.

The Kaneshie District Court ordered the arrested woman to be sent to a psychiatric hospital for assessment and treatment.

A similar incident was reported last month in Malad, Mumbai, India, where a man allegedly murdered his wife by crushing her head with a stone slab for refusing to let him sleep close to her.

The accused, identified as Gyandev Ganpat Balade, reportedly felt upset after his wife Vijaymala Balade, 48, told him that he cannot sleep next to her on Friday, July 15. Enraged, Balade angrily confronted his wife. 

When their argument escalated, the accused, in a fit of rage, allegedly picked up a huge stone slab and threw it against his wife's head, crushing her skull entirely

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