Man Kills Pal Over GH¢20.00

A scuffle between two friends at Aboo, near Tweapease in the Amansie Central District of Ashanti last Saturday evening over GH¢20 has resulted in one of them being stabbed to death.

Yaw Poku, 28, did not understand why his close friend, Isaac Kwaku Poku, 28, should take GH¢20 out of a GHc50 he gave him (Isaac) to be sent to his (Yaw) wife.

In the ensuing brawl, Isaac is said to have gone for a knife and stabbed Yaw  in the stomach,, killing him instantly.

Deputy Superintendent  (DSP) Thomas Kumah, the Amansie Central Police Commander confirmed the incident to The Ghanaian Times, saying Isaac surrendered to the Obuasi Police on Sunday and  was taken back to the Aboo Police Station where he was placed in custody, pending prosecution.

According to DSP Kumah, the two friends were both into galamsey operation.

He said about a month ago, Yaw’s wife bought some utensils from Isaac’s wife and  was left with a balance of GH¢20 to pay.

The two friends went to the galamsey site during the week and Yaw gave Isaac GH¢50  to give to his wife but he took GH¢20 out of it and gave the rest to her.

On Saturday, Yaw confronted Isaac and it resulted in a fight which ended in his death.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Obuasi

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