Crime & Punishment of Sunday, 3 November 2013
Source: Graphic Online
The Takoradi Police are investigating two murder cases recorded at Twanehenekrom and Kojokrom in the Western Region last Tuesday.
At Twanehenekrom, a young man allegedly stabbed his wife to death following an argument over Ghc30.00 while a 19-year-old kebab seller at Kojokrom, Thomas Awuni Gana, also stabbed his father, Thomas Nyaba, 62, to death “for denying him formal education”.
Both suspects are in custody.
Narrating the Twanehenekrom occurrence to the Daily Graphic, the Western Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ms Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, said the suspect, Kwame Ansah, 39, gave his wife, 30-year-old Afua Tawiah, Ghc30.00 for safekeeping.
She said when Ansah demanded his money, Afuah explained that she had used Ghc24.00 to buy clothes for Ansah, which he did not take kindly to. Consequently, a fight ensued between the couple, resulting in Ansah allegedly stabbing Afuah.
She said the youth of the Twanehenekrom arrested Ansah and sent him to the Daboase Police Station.
Narrating the circumstance in which the kebab seller killed his father, Ms Adiku said that Gana had been blaming his father, Thomas Nyaba, for not supporting his formal education.
She said in the afternoon of October 28, 2013, Gana threatened to kill his father when the two of them were in a room, and before his siblings could prevail on him not to do it, Gana had stabbed his father with a knife.
Nyaba was rushed to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly on arrival and Gana was arrested.