Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 14 January 2014


Chief, Pastor arrested over death of hunter in Kumasi

Drama unfolded at the premises of Nhyira FM in Kumasi, Monday evening, when the Akwamuhene of Krom Adwafo near Kuntenase and Pastor of Christ The Way Church, were handed over to a police patrol team over the death of a hunter.

Relatives of the late Paul Kwabena Adu had resorted to Nhyira FM that they suspected the chief, Nana Opoku Agyemeng and "Pastor Moses" for the mysterious demise of the hunter.

The two accused were invited to appear on Nhyira FM’s flagship social programme “Wiase Mu Nsem” to give accounts on the whereabouts of 48-year-old Paul Kwabena Adu.

The host of the show and panel members became suspicious when the two accused each other of being behind the death of the deceased about two months ago.

“My brother is Adu Paul, he was a farmer and a hunter; about two months ago he went to Adwafo to sell his meat. Since then he has not returned to the house… we are convinced that Elder Moses and Nana Adu Poku are behind his death," explained AKosua Boa, sister of the deceased.

"We are saying this because they fought last Saturday openly in our town and accused each other of murdering our brother,” she said.

However, Nana Poku Agyemang and Elder Moses continued their blame game in the studio until the host Kofi Gyimah and the station’s management called in the police to pick the two up.

The Police who commended the station for the move, assured family and residents of the area of a thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to book.