Crime & Punishment of Thu, 31 Mar 201655
OWASS student stabbed to death
An eighteen-year-old Senior High School student of Opoku Ware Senior High School in the Ashanti Region was yesterday stabbed to death following a confrontation between two men over a lover.
The deceased, identified as Isaac Kwesi Amponsah, according to an eyewitness account, was trying to separate the two men who were fighting when one of them stabbed him in the process.
The two men, identified as Justice Abban and Frank Kwabena, aka Taller, 43, were fighting over a woman at Olebu in the Ga West Municipality.
Suspect Justice Abban, who allegedly pulled the knife to stab the schoolboy, according to the eyewitness account, was severely beaten by some neighbours before he was handed over to the police.
He is currently receiving treatment at the Police Hospital under heavy security.
The eyewitness indicated that the incident occurred around 7:30am yesterday morning.
The woman the two were allegedly fighting over is currently at large and is yet to be identified.
According to DAILY GUIDE’s source, the woman was in a relationship with Justice Abban for some years and they had a child.
Early this year, the woman allegedly travelled to her hometown and upon her return, broke up with Justice and decided to move in with suspect Frank Kwabena Owusu, her new lover.
This did not go down well with suspect Abban and so he often fought Frank over the issue.
Around 7am yesterday, suspect Justice Abban, armed with a knife, asked two of his friends—Samuel Offei aka Okotor, 42, and Solomon Agyeman, 43—to escort him to the house of Frank Owusu to attack him.
On arrival at suspect Frank’s house, the witness said, Frank was not in the house but he was called back to the house by suspect Abban.
When Frank returned, suspect Abban immediately picked a fight with him and so some neighbours, including Amponsah, a friend to Frank who lived with the mother behind Frank’s house, upon hearing the noise, came to separate the two rivals.
In the course of the separation, suspect Abban pulled the knife and stabbed Isaac Amponsah in the neck.
The witness said Isaac Amponsah, after the attack, attempted to run away from the scene but suspect Abban pursued him and stabbed him again in the middle of the street.
The victim then fell on the ground and died on the spot.
After committing the act, suspect Abban attempted to run away but residents chased and apprehended him. They then subjected him to severe beatings before handing him over to the police.
Later, personnel of the Police Crime Scene and the Amasaman District Police Command visited the scene to pick up the body of Isaac Amponsah to the Police Hospital morgue for preservation.
The Amasaman District Crime Officer, DSP Happy Addai, when contacted, said police investigations led to the arrest of suspect Samuel Offei (Abban’s friend) and Frank Owusu, one of the rivals, to assist them to investigate the matter.
Concerning the woman, the Amasaman District Police Crime Officer said she was also on the run and had been declared wanted.
The matter is still under investigation.