Head teacher kills mechanic over ring

The incident, which took place at about 7:30pm on Thursday, has caused tension at The head teacher of the New Generation Preparatory School at Adukrom, in Kumasi, has shot dead a mechanic with a pump action gun, over a ring.

Tofick Manma, the suspect, after collecting the body to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), absconded leaving his younger brother with the corpse.

Adukrom as the sympathisers of the deceased threatened to burn the house of the suspect.

It took the timely intervention of some opinion leaders in the community to restrain them from vandalising the house of the suspect during the burial of the deceased, last Friday.

An eye witness, Ousman Ibrahim, popularly called Skybee, a barber, told The Ghanaian Times that a younger brother of the suspect allegedly took a ring belonging to the deceased.

He claimed that when the deceased realised that the ring had been stolen by the suspect’s brother he chased him to his (suspect) house.

On arrival at the house, Ibrahim claimed that the suspect came out of his room and asked the deceased to leave the house but the deceased insisted on collecting his ring.

According to him the suspect entered his room a came out with a pump action gun and fired a warning shot to scare the deceased who would not budge.

The suspect he said got angry and fired at the deceased killing him on the spot.

The suspect and a younger brother took the body to the Manhyia Hospital but were referred to the KATH.

Ibrahim said on reaching KATH, the suspect pretended to have received a call on his mobile handset and absconded leaving the younger brother who later reported the case to the police.

Police source at Airport confirmed the incident saying they have mounted a search for the suspect.

FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI

 

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