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July 14, 2020

 

Kumasi: Court Remands 5 Suspected 'Killers'

Jun 11, 2020

The Asokwa District Court 1 in Kumasi, presided over by Akua Adu Boahen, has remanded into prison custody, five persons, suspected to have murdered one Mohammed Ramzi at Sepe Timpom in the Asokore Mampong Municipality of the Ashanti Region.

The Suspects Salmuna Saeed, alias Streetwise, Issah Mohammed, alias Paa Kojo Waale, Yassir Arafat Mohammed, Adnan Mustapha and Ahmed Salim Musah, were charged with murder, contrary to Section 48 of the Criminal Offence Act 1960 (29). Their plea were not taken. They are to reappear in court on June 30, 2020.

Presenting the facts of the case to the court, Inspector Benjamin Moore Ankrah said, the suspects and the deceased were friends. On May 5, 2020, at about 12:30am, the suspects and the deceased were in one of the classrooms of Light International School located at Sepe Timpom, smoking Indian hemp, known in the local parlance as ‘Wee’.

Salmuna Saeed, who had concealed a locally made pistol on him dozed off and when he woke up he could not find his pistol and began to search for it.

According to prosecution, he approached the deceased and accused him (deceased) of stealing his pistol after Issah Mohammed had told Saeed that he saw the deceased removing the said pistol whiles he was asleep.

The deceased vehemently denied the allegation levelled against him and Mohammed who became furious of the deceased denial, pulled a jack knife and threatened the deceased with it to show where he had kept the pistol but to no avail. This Inspector Ankrah said, infuriated Saeed and collected the said jack knife from Mohammed and stabbed the deceased on his right thigh, resulting in a deep cut which led him (deceased) to bleed profusely.

The suspects then rushed the deceased to a nearby clinic but the deceased was referred to the Manhyia Government Hospital for treatment.

Sensed with danger looming, the suspects failed to take the deceased who was then unconscious to the referral hospital but dumped him (deceased) in a parked Bajoj Tricycle with registration number M-17- As 4170, belonging to the complainant in the case, Saliu Abdellah, Tricycle rider at Sawaba.

At about 6:15am, the complainant went to where he had parked his tricycle and found the lifeless body of the deceased at the back of the said tricycle.

The complainant quickly reported the matter to the Police at Asokore Mampong and on the same day, Issah Mohammed was arrested.

He admitted to the offence in his caution statement to the police and later led the police to arrest his other accomplices in their respective hideouts.

They were all detained in the custody of the police where their caution statements were obtained and arraigned.

Source: David Afum

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