Farmer butchers step-son

The Winneba Magistrate’s court has remanded a 55-year-old farmer of Gomoa Awomberew in the Central Region, into prison custody for allegedly murdering his step-son.

The plea of Kweku Effrim was not taken and he is to appear before the court again on June 13.

Police Inspector Peter Agbelle, prosecuting, told the court presided over by Mr. Alexander Oworae, that in March this year, a misunderstanding arose between Effrim and his wife, Madam Efua Kwansimah during which Effrim subjected her to severe beatings.

According to the prosecution, Madam Kwansimah’s son Kofi Annan, aged about 20, asked the accused to henceforth stop visiting the mother who lived separately.

Detective Inspector Agbelle said Effrim left Awomberew for Half Assini in the Western Region and returned on May 6 at about 1am.

At dawn, he went to his wife’s house and found Annan sleeping on the corridor leading to the room. Effrim attacked the boy with a cutlass, inflicting multiple wounds on his right shoulder and neck.

He said the accused after the act, bolted but was later arrested.


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