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Crime & Punishment of Monday, 13 January 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Man stabs 'Okada' rider, bolts with bike after hiring his services


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Kwame Boamah aka Kwame ‘Ayigbe’has been arrested by the police for stealing a motorbike and stabbing the rider after patronizing his services.

The suspect on January 8, 2020, according to reports by myjoyonline hired the services of Fatawu Moro, 19, to transport him from Komeso with his unregistered Haojin motorbike to Akyem Afosu all in the Eastern Region.

The suspect, however, stopped the victim in the middle of the journey, between Akrofonso and Afosu, with the excuse that he wanted to attend to nature's call, after which he stabbed the rider and bolted with the motorbike.

The victim lost consciousness but was saved by a good samaritan who took him to the New Abrem government hospital where he regained consciousness.

The suspect was arrested by police in a different town after the incident was brought to their attention two days later.

The suspect was arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court B on Monday, January 13, and has been convicted with sentencing deferred to January 28.

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