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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 8 May 2018


Man, 25, stabbed with broken bottle over woman

The Suhum Municipal Police Command has arrested a 28-year-old unemployed man, Nana Addo Ofori popularly known as Abode3 for stabbing 25-year-old Farouk Umar with broken bottles in his abdomen and shoulder.

The victim is currently on admission at the Koforidua regional Hospital after he was referred from the Suhum government hospital where he was first rushed.

The incident is alleged to have been triggered by a feud over a lady.

Information gathered indicates that, the suspect and his friends were having fun at E- Pub, a popular joint located at Suhum T-junction around 12:30 am on Monday, May 7, 2018, while the victim was with some ladies.

The suspect alleged to be snatching ladies from their boyfriends with a charm called one of the ladies who was with the victim in an attempt to woo her but he was snubbed.

A situation which angered the suspect to spew vulgar words against the lady.

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May 8, 2018 The reaction of suspect infuriated the victim who also reacted harshly leading to a brawl in which the suspect broke a beer bottle to stab the victim in his abdomen and shoulder.

This created a chaotic scene and attracted other followers of the suspect mostly from his place of abode – Graiba Zongo – to fight for him while other residents massed up at the scene.

However, the suspect and his gang after spotting that they had been outnumbered by a mob jumped into an unregistered Toyota Camry and bolted.

The Suhum Police Patrol team which got wind of the incident pursued the suspects who abandoned their vehicle but the main suspect was arrested while the others managed to escape.

The Suhum Municipal Police Commander, Joseph Owusu told Starr News, the suspect is assisting police in investigation.