Crime & Punishment of 2014-08-23

27-year-old man kills mother over food

A 27- year-old man, Kojo Atta has allegedly murdered his 60-year-old mother in cold blood for refusing him money for food, at Amasaman in the Eastern region.

The Asamankese police Commander, Superintendent Anane Appiah, who confirmed the report to Adom midday news on Friday, said Atta used a stick to hit his mother killing her instantly after she refused to give him money for food.

He noted that, the suspect upon realizing he had killed his mother, tried to escape when some members in the community arrested him and handed him over to the police.

The Asamankese Police Commander indicated that when he was interrogated about his motive for killing his mother; Kojo Atta said his mother is responsible for his misfortune.

But after further investigations, Superintendent Appiah revealed that Kojo Atta was under the influence of hard substance suspected to be marijuana.

He added that Kojo Atta is currently in police custody and will be arraign before court on Monday.