Community policeman stabs farmer to death

A 30-year-old farmer, Collins Dorman, was on Monday, allegedly stabbed to death by Community Policeman, at Atechem, a suburb of Dunkwa-on-Offin, in the Upper Denkyira East Municipality of the Central Region.

The suspect, Isaac Owusu Boateng, purportedly committed the crime after a quarrel ensued between him and another tenant over the sharing of electricity bill.

Chief Superintendent of Police Ferguson Dzeneku, the Dunkwa Divisional Police Commander, confirmed the arrest of the suspect to the Ghana News Agency, but declined to elaborate.

However, Madam Yaa Safoa, mother of the deceased, who witnessed the tragedy, said the suspect stabbed her son without any provocation.

“I saw the two exchanging words over an unpaid electricity bill, but Boateng suddenly stabbed my son in the chest and neck to death,” she narrated.

According to Madam Safoa, there was misunderstanding over non-payment of electricity bills between the son and the suspect, but it was settled at the police station, and the son was expected to pay GH₵100.00.

She said, based on the settlement, the suspect paid GH₵50 immediately, but later the deceased disagreed on the amount the suspect paid, resulting in another misunderstanding.

Madam Safoa said the son left to buy food and at the entrance of his house, the suspect stabbed him (deceased) in her (mother) presence.

She said she raised the alarm, which attracted some neighbours, who helped in conveying the son to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Madam Safoa said the youth attempted to grab the suspect, but he locked himself in his room.

She said the police intervened and save the suspect from being lynched, as the youth burnt tyres to demonstrate against the despicable act.

The body of the deceased has been deposited at Dunkwa St. Mark Hospital morgue for autopsy and preservation. – GNA

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