Four In Custody For Murder Of Man, 80

kaneshie pixFour suspects have been remanded in custody by the Begoro District Court for allegedly murdering an 80-year-old farmer, Kwesi Donkor at Odumasi, a suburb of Begoro in the Fanteakwa District of the Eastern Region.

They are Yaa Opraka, 82, farmer, Ama Antwiwaa, 78, seamstress, Abena Safoa, 72, farmer and Yaw Antwi alias Wofa Yaw, 37, mason.

Yaa, Abena and Yaw were provisionally charged with conspiracy to commit crime wit murder while Ama was charged with abetment of crime.

The old ladies have been remanded into police custody while Yaw is in prison custody.

All of them would again appear before court presided over by Mr. Isaac Amoah, on October 1, this year.

It was published in The Ghanaian Times on June 21 this year that Kwesi Donkor was murdered by unknown assailants at Odumasi.

Presenting the facts of the case to the court, the prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Samuel Kofi Odame, said Yaa and Abena, are sisters of the deceased, and Yaw, all live at Odumasi, a suburb of Begoro.

On June 19, this year at about 6 am, the police had information that Donkor had been murdered at Odumasi.

The police immediately rushed to the scene and found the body of Donkor in a pool of blood.

DSP Odame said a thorough inspection of the body revealed that the old man was lynched before he was murdered.

He said investigations further revealed that before Donkor’s death, he had a family dispute over a land with the suspects.

 

From: Alberta Sarpong, Begoro

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