Herdsman kills fisherman

A 20-year-old Fulani herdsman, who allegedly run amok and killed a fisherman at Man-tukwa, in the Afram Plains of the Ashanti Region, has been arrested by the police in Kumasi.

Mohammadu Abubakari, the herdsman, was said to have opened a deep cut in the stomach of the 70-year-old Aklika Kpodi.

It is not clear what triggered the gruesome murder but the police said the suspect just confronted the deceased and allegedly subjected him to severe beatings after which he slit his stomach open with a knife and pulled out the intestines, an act the police described as bizarre.

Briefing newsmen, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kofi Boakye, said the incident occurred on August 31, 2015 at about 5 p.m., that the suspect thereafter went into hiding at Ananekrom, near Agogo, where upon a tip-off, was arrested on September 2.

DCOP Boakye said the suspect had his kraal close to the bank of the Afram River where the deceased lived.

He said on the fateful day, the deceased went fishing in the river and on his return home he met the suspect who, without any provocation attacked and, killed him.

The suspect has been remanded in prison custody while the police continue with their investigations.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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