Man before court for murder

Cosmos Akwasi Frimpong, 28, who allegedly orchestrated the murder of his elder brother, Samuel Yeboah in order to inherit his property, has appeared before a Kumasi Magistrate’s Court charged with murder.

With him in the dock are his accomplices, Christopher Kkwabena Yeboah, Moses Aladago and Samuel Duah, also known as Sammy Tugah, also charged with murder.

Their plea was not taken and the court, presided over by Mr. Peter Oppong, remanded them in prison custody to appear again on November 24, 2015.

Prosecuting, Chief Supt. Emmanuel Akonnor of the Kumasi Central Police told the court that Frimpong is a mason, while Aladago is a mechanic and worked at Shell Filling Station at Abuakwa, in Kumasi and Duah a mason with Cosmos his master.

On March 3, 2014, at about 8:30 p.m., Yeboah, who was a miner, and the member of the Akonfri Electoral Area, was returning from a mining site at Akonfire to his residence at Atwima Techiman.

On reaching the entrance of a house, Yeboah tooted the horn of his vehicle and a complainant in the case came out to open the gate to enable the deceased to drive in.

According to the prosecution, the vehicle was suddenly surrounded by a group of suspected robbers, numbering about eight and armed with AK,-47 assault rifles and other offensive weapons, and started shooting sporadically into the vehicle.

The prosecution said, in the process, was shot in the left ear killing him on the spot and the suspects fled the scene without taking anything from the house and case was reported to the police.

On October 15, 2015, the Nyinahini Police Command arrested Duah in connection with a robbery and during interrogations, he stated among other things, that Cosmos contracted his robbery group in Kumasi, to kill his brother so as to inherit his property.

Duah, the prosecution said, led the police to arrest Yeboah and Aladago while other gang members managed to escape.

From Kingsley E. Hope,

Kumasi

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