Trader remanded for attempting to kill drinking spot operator

A 22-year-old trader, who allegedly attempted to kill a drinking spot operator during a robbery attack, has been remanded into police custody by the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly Court in Kumasi.

 George Gyamfi, accused, pleaded not guilty and would reappear before the court presided by Madam Mary Nsenkyire, on November 19, this year.

 Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Felix Akowuah told the court that, on August 21, this year, the complainant foiled an attempt by the suspect to break into a car, which was parked in front of his house.

The court heard that the following day, at about 11:30pm, the suspect again came to the complainant’s drinking spot to buy alcoholic drink, but  the complainant told the suspect that he had closed for the day, and would therefore, not serve him.

ASP Akowuah, said suspect, armed with an electric shocker, became offended and electrified the complainant with the shocker, stabbed him severally with a jack knife and fled the scene when he saw the complainant’s wife coming to his aid.

 Prosecution said the complainant lodged a complaint at the Kronum Police Station and he was issued with a medical form to attend hospital.

ASP Akowuah said the accused was arrested and the police retrieved the electric shocker and the knife from him. –GNA.    

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