Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 25 October 2012
One Kwabena Mensah has appeared before a Cape Coast Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing Madam Aba Botwewaa, his 100-year old Grandmother.
The court presided over by Mr. Ohemeng Mensah, however refused to take the plea of the accused who was showing signs of insanity and rather ordered that he should be sent to the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital for examination.
The accused is to reappear on November 21.
Prosecuting, Police Inspector Daniel Badu told the court that at about 0330 hours on October 19, the accused assaulted his grandmother whom he lived with in the same house at Akraman, a village near Anomabo and bolted.
He said, the old lady managed to crawl out of her room and knocked on the door of his son, Mr. Kweku Affu,l who lives in the same house and he in turn called a sibling Mr. Edmond Ato who rushed her to Saltpond Hospital where she died on arrival.
Mensah’s two uncles lodged a complaint at the police station leading to his arrest.