Father of murdered student cries for justice

Mr. Yaw Frimpong, father of a 20-year old student, Samuel Asimeng Frimpong, who was stabbed to death, at Kukurantumi, in the Eastern Region, has expressed worry at slow court proceedings on the case.

According to him, two years after the death of his son, the suspect, Joseph Cudjoe, who was granted bail, was allegedly walking free, while he and the rest of his family were grappling with the pain from their loss.

Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Frimpong, a farmer, appealed to the prosecution to expedite action on the case, for justice to be done on behalf of his son.

According to Mr Frimpong, since the death of his son, no relative of the suspect, whose father is alleged to be a policeman, had visited him to console him, and they did not attend the burial and funeral of the deceased.

It would be recalled that on February 1, 2014, Asimeng Frimpong,  then a final year student of the Christian Heritage Secondary Technical School, at Kukurantumi, quarrelled with the suspect Cudjoe, 22 , a second-year student of the Christian Institute of Professional Studies, also at Kukurantumi.

According to reports, after the two had been separated, the suspect, who lived in a rented room in the town, rushed home and returned with a bayonet, with which he allegedly stabbed Asimeng Frimpong several times in the neck and finally slit his throat.

Asimeng Frimpong, who bled profusely, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tafo Government Hospital, and the suspect presented himself to the Tafo District Police, and he was arrested and arraigned at the court and granted bail.

Meanwhile, the Koforidua Circuit Court B, presided over by Abdul-Razak Musah, has ordered the Police Forensic Laboratory to furnish the court with the DNA analysis, to enable the court to proceed with the case.

The case has been adjourned to April 27, 2016, for hearing.


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