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Regional News of Wednesday, 30 July 2003

Source: GNA

Finanacial analyst remanded for alleged murder

Accra, July 30, GNA - A Magistrate court in Accra on Monday remanded a private financial analyst in prison custody for alleged murder. The magistrate, Mrs. Ivy Heward Mills remanded Samuel Duodu to reappear August 11, 2003.

Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Osei Kwadjo of the Madina Police District said Duodu killed his co-tenant Mr. Kofi Afari with a gun at their residence in the Ampomah Village on the Dodowa Road. According to ASP Kwadjo, Duodu said he travelled to Kumasi and returned on Saturday, July 26.

At about 0200 hours on Sunday morning, he heard footsteps around his house and therefore, suspected that they were those of armed robbers. Duodu therefore, fired a warning shot through his window and he went back to sleep.

When day broke, however, he noticed that he had shot his own storekeeper who went to town and was returning home.