The Anfoega District Police Command in the Volta Region has arrested a 20-year old Alhassan Kossi for the alleged murder of a 12-year old boy at Awate Todzi near Anfoega.
Police investigation revealed that, on 2nd January 2022, at about 9:00 am, the suspect who is a neighbour sneaked into the room of the deceased mother and stole an amount of GHS 100.00.
In the process, the deceased chanced on the suspect and threatened to report the act to his mom.
A statement signed by the Volta regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Afia Tenge revealed that, “Suspect in a bid to prevent deceased from doing so suddenly attacked and strangled the deceased until he died.”
“Further investigation indicates that on the said day, the deceased’s mother, who operates a shop about 100 meters away from her house, left earlier for the shop asking her daughter and deceased to prepare and join her at the shop for church service.”
“They both obliged but the deceased forgot to lock the doors and was asked by his mother to return and secure the doors. That was when he chanced on the suspect stealing. He was not returning, compelling her mother to follow up only to meet him unconscious and shouted for help. The deceased was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead”, the statement added.
“Later the same day, suspect again joined mourners who thronged the home of the bereaved over the bizarre development surrounding the demise of the little boy and specifically carried the body into a vehicle which was sent to the morgue without being noticed.”
“On 3rd January 2022, through intel, the suspect was arrested and he confessed to having strangle the boy to avoid being caught.”
Source: Ghana/Ark newsroom.com/107.1FM/Akua Nyarko Abronoma