Crime & Punishment of Thu, 31 Mar 20162
Father of murdered boy calls for justice
Mr Yaw Frimpong, the father of a 20- year old student, Samuel Asimeng Frimpong, who was stabbed to death, at Kukurantumi, has expressed his disappointment with the pace of the court proceedings, saying it is too slow.
According to him, two years after the death of his son, the suspect, Joseph Cudjoe, who was granted bail, was allegedly walking free, while he and the rest of his family, were still grappling with the pain from their loss.
Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mr Frimpong, a farmer, therefore, appealed to the prosecution to speed up the process for justice to be done on behalf of his son.
According him, since the death of his son no relative of the suspect, whose father is alleged to be a police officer, had visited him to console him, while they did not attend the burial and funeral of the deceased.
It would be recalled that on February 1, 2014, Frimpong, aged 20, then a final year student of the Christian Heritage Secondary Technical School, Kukurantumi, engaged in a quarrel with the suspect Cudjoe, 22 , a second-year student of the Christian Institute of Professional Studies, also at Kukurantumi.
According to report, after the two had been separated, the suspect who lived in a rented room in the town, rushed home and returned with a bayonet, with which he allegedly stabbed the Frimpong several times in the neck and finally slit his throat.
The victim, who bled profusely, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tafo Government Hospital.
The suspect later presented himself to the Tafo District Police and he was arrested and arraigned at the Court. He was, however, granted bail later.
Meanwhile, the Koforidua Circuit Court B, presided over by Abdul-Razak Musah, has ordered the Police Forensic Laboratory to furnish the Court with the DNA analysis to enable the court to proceed with the case.
The case has been adjourned to April 27, 2016, for hearing.