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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Source: dailyguideafrica.com

Landlord cuts tenant’s throat

THE Gromesa community in the newly created Adansi Akrofuom District of the Ashanti Region was thrown into a state of shock on Sunday after a man’s throat was allegedly cut by his landlord in a brutal attack which led to his death.

Eric Tetteh, a farmer, had his throat slit in the presence of his wife, Evelyn Dansowaa, around 7:00 pm concerning his refusal to vacate his room.

Suspect Abraham Mantey, whose father owns the house, had ordered the deceased and his wife to quit since their presence was not needed at the place but they refused, Obuasi Municipal Police Commander, DSP Martin Assenso, said.

He was therefore attacked with a machete by the suspect after a short confrontation, while the couple was preparing supper.

According to him, police rushed to the village to find the lifeless body of Eric Tetteh after receiving report of the callous incident around 10 pm.

He asserted that Mr. Tetteh, popularly known as TT, was stabbed with one gaping wound to the neck, and bled to death.

DSP Assenso said Mantey immediately fled the community subsequent to the act and was being sought by police who had since conveyed the victim’s body to the morgue, awaiting autopsy and investigations.