Father, son remanded for allegedly killing relative

The Adentan Magistrate’s Court in Accra has re­manded a father and son in police custody for conspiracy to commit crime and murder.

The plea of Solomon Nii Odoi Yemoh, and his son, Caleb Ofori Yemoh, were not taken and they are to reappear in court on May 28, for allegedly killing, Marquaye Okai, their relative.

This was after the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Ebenezer Addo, had informed the court, presided by Mrs Nancy Adade, that inves­tigations were ongoing, while his outfit awaits the post-mortem re­port as well as the advice from the Attorney General’s Department.

He told the court that the complainant in the case is a driver whilst first accused, Solomon Nii Odoi Yemoh, is a welder, and his son, Yemoh, a teacher at a private school, and both lives at Ashong­man Estates, in Accra.

The court heard that the accused and Marquaye Okai were relatives, and that on March 9, 2024 at about 7.30pm, a misun­derstanding ensured between the deceased and Yemoh, resulting in a fight.

Chief Insp Addo stated that Yemoh in the process suffered head injury and were both sepa­rated.

The court heard that Nii Yemoh went to Agbogba clinic for treatment, and while being attended to by medical officers, he spotted the deceased standing a few meters by the roadside.

Chief Insp Addo said Nii Yemoh left the clinic and attacked Okai with wood and inflicted mul­tiple wounds on him.

The court heard that whilst Nii Yemoh was hitting Okai with wood, his son Caleb joined his father to beat Okai till he became unconscious.

Chief Insp Addo said Nii Yemoh and his son abandoned Okai, and a Good Samaritan rushed him to the Pentecost Hos­pital, Madina, but died a few hours later while receiving treatment.

The court heard that during investigation, the complainant identified Nii Yemoh and his son Caleb, as alleged perpetrators of the crime.

Chief Insp Addo said the father and son were arrested and caution statements taken from them


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