Trader kills mum

A 41-year-old trader of Chiraptre Estate in Kumasi, has stabbed his mother to death, and wounded his brother because a pastor had told him they were responsible for his lack of progress.

Isaac Adu attacked his 77-year-old mother, Ama Akyaa, and stabbed her in the chest with a knife, while she was eating, killing her instantly.

He had earlier inflicted multiple knife wounds on his 51-year brother, Charles Adu, a teacher, who survived, on May 28.

Charles Adu was issued with a police medical form to attend hospital.

According to reports, the suspect was said to have been told by an unidentified “prophet” at a prayer camp in Kumasi that his relatives were behind his failing printing press business at Asafo, also in Kumasi.

The Asokwa District Commander, DSP George Collins Bawa who confirmed the incident said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the morgue.

According to him, preliminary investigations revealed the suspect was mentally unstable.


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