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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Source: Graphic Online

Man dies attempting to separate fight

A 30-year-old disc jockey, Samuel Ackah, died when he attempted to separate a mother and her teenage daughter who were engaged in a fierce fight.

Ackah is said to have been stabbed by the woman, Memunatu Haruna, 40, a second-hand clothes dealer, when he intervened.

Memunatu is currently in the custody of the Axim District Police Command helping in their investigations, while the body of Ackah, a resident of Brewire in the Nzema East municipality, has been deposited at the morgue.

The police disclosed that Memunatu had, on many occasions, expressed her displeasure at the way her daughter was dating many men and threatened to send her to Cape Coast for a change.

The girl was not pleased with her mother’s decision, the police said, and that resulted in the fight, which, in Ackah’s bid to intervene, led to his death.

A police source told the Daily Graphic that Memunatu, on the night of the incident, had picked a quarrel with her 18- year-old daughter, accusing her of allegedly changing sex partners.

Memunatu was said to have reminded her daughter that out of her amorous behavior, the girl had had a child whom she was not able to take care of and that she should mend her ways.

The argument was said to have degenerated into a fierce fight between the two.

The police said while the two were fighting, none of the members of the household tried to separate them and so Ackah, who was passing by, decided to help.

According to the police, unhappy that Ackah had intervened, Memunatu reached for a knife and stabbed him, after which he was rushed to the hospital where he died later.

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