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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 20 April 2020

Source: Bless Meworlase, Contributor

Akatsi police arrests two for murder

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The Akatsi Police in the Akatsi South District of the Volta Region have arrested Simon Korblah Eglah, 50 years and Gideon Agbaglo, 37years over the murder of one Senyo Saviour Gagblezu.

The deceased, 25-year-old apprentice was allegedly murdered on Sunday April 12.

Chief Superintendent of Police, Joseph Dzineku said two other persons, Samuel Ekey, a 22 year old vulcanizer and Dotse Michael, a 52 year old farmer,all of Zuta-Tsakpi in the Akatsi South District were also arrested along side.

The District Police Commander briefed the press on Sunday,Togbui Adzidogah III, a Divisional Chief of Zuta-Ga came to report that at about 1100 hours same day, he and his subjects, numbering about 25 were attacked by the youth of Zuta-Tsakpi while plying their land boundaries.

Mr Dzineku said the youth of Zuta-Tsakpi numbering about 50 confronted and attacked Togbui Adzidogah and his team at one side of the boundaries with cutlasses, knives, guns and other offensive weapons.

Adding,in the process, Simon Korbla Eglah allegedly stabbed Senyo Saviour Gagblezu leading to his intestines gushing out. He was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Akatsi District Hospital.

Mr Dzineku said Simon Korblah Eglah and Gideon Agbaglo were arrested in connection with the murder of the deceased, whiles Samuel Ekey and Dotse Michael were also arrested for rioting with weapons without authority.

The Police said they were arraigned before the Akatsi District Magistrate Court and remanded into police custody for further investigation.

The press were further informed Togbui Dzinake II, a sub-chief of Zuta -Tsakpi, near Akatsi was also arrested on April 17 for abetment of crime with weapons without authorization, based on testimonies of his youth currently in custody.

The Police said the body of the deceased had since been deposited at the St. Paul’s Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy as efforts were being made to put Togbui Dzinake before court.