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General News of Thursday, 28 May 2020

Source: Sammy Asare, Contributor

43-year-old galamseyer stabbed to death in Ahafo

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A galamseyer, 43 at Ntotroso in Ahafo Region has been stabbed to death at a galamsey site as a result of confrontation.

An eyewitness to the incident, Kwadwo Bright, explained, on Tuesday, 27th May 2020, that he had a call from a friend to assist him convey loads or samples from the site so he called the deceased to accompany them.

He narrated that they setoff for the samples at 7pm and around 9pm on their way home they were confronted by the task force numbered above five insisting that the loads ought to be given to them because their(galamseyers) activities are illegal and they have been warned to desist from such act.

Because they resisted, the members of the task force began destroying the sacks containing the samples so they also tried preventing their actions and even asked them(task force) to spare them since they are all natives.

He stated that because tension was high, the suspect who is currently in police custody at Ntotroso, Kofi Asiedu popularly called Scort removed a knife and stabbed the deceased to death.

" The last words from the deceased when stabbed was Kofi you've killed me" the eye-witness said.

Kwadwo Bright mentioned, the deceased bled profusely and died on the spot.

The father of the deceased, Tony Nsowah Kwarteng said, he was informed around 11pm that his son had been stabbed.

Kwarteng said what has happened is unacceptable and he wants justice served.

" If justice is failed, then hell will break loose at Ntotroso between us and the families of the task force. " he lamented.

Paramount Chief of Ntotroso Traditional Council, Barima Twereko Ampem III, advised the residentsto exercise patience and allow the police to investigate on it

The police were not ready to speak to the media but it was confirmed that the suspect is in their custody as well as the driver of the commercial tricycle(pragia) containing the samples or load.

Police prevented angry residents who were eager to storm the cell to beat the suspect to death.

" We want Scort to taste death whether it is sweet or bitter so allow us " angry youth lamented.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at Saint Elizabeth Hospital morgue at Hwidiem in the region.