Man arrested for allegedly killing sawmill worker

The Agona Swedru Divi­sional Police Command has arrested a 25-year-old man, for allegedly shooting and killing Kweku Yeboah, a sawmill worker, at Agona Asafo in the Central Region.

Patrick Sowatey, the suspect, allegedly shot Yeboah, 48, with a pump action gun, following a quarrel that ensued between the two, last Thursday.

A source from the police said the misunderstanding ensued when Yeboah, who worked at a sawmill at Agona Asafo, went to inspect his sister’s building, which shared a wall with the suspect’s land.

The police said Yeboah made a phone call during the verbal exchanges, which infuriated the suspect and he pulled the trigger.

The source said after the gunshot, the Sowatey warned people around not to go near the de­ceased, but they ignored him and took the body, in a pool of blood, to the Swedru Municipal Govern­ment Hospital where he died later.

The police got wind of the incident and arrested the suspect and investigations are underway to arraign him, the police said. –GNA

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