Rastaman arrested for murder in Tema

Rastaman Murder Suspect Francis Appiah The suspect, Francis Appiah

Mon, 7 Jan 2019 Source: dailyguideafrica.com

The Tema Regional Police Command has launched investigations into circumstances under which a 42-year-old Rastaman allegedly stabbed one Mohammed Tijani to death.

Francis Appiah, the Rastaman, who is a mason, was said to have stabbed Mohammed to death after the deceased and his group attacked and assaulted him on three occasions.

Information gathered by DAILY GUIDE indicates that the deceased and his group constantly attack the suspect over GH¢1 that he owed Mohammed.

The suspect was said to have paid an undisclosed amount of money he borrowed from the deceased, leaving a balance of GH¢1.00.

The suspect, after being initially attacked and injured by the deceased, vowed not to pay the balance.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Joseph Benefo Darkwah, spokesperson for the Tema Police Command, on December 29, 2018, the deceased attacked and assaulted the suspect and the matter was reported to the Community 8 Police Station in Tema for investigations.

The suspect was issued with a police medical report form to attend hospital for examination and treatment.

On the January 2, 2019, the deceased, together with five others, again attacked the suspect and hit his head with a stone.

The suspect exercised restraint and reported the matter to the police and was again issued with a medical form for treatment.

“The deceased, however, kept on escaping police arrest. On Thursday, January 3, 2019, around 8:30am, the deceased who was then holding a knife, allegedly attacked the suspect again but the suspect overpowered him, took the knife from him and stabbed him,” DSP Darkwah narrated.

The body of the deceased has since been deposited at the Tema General Hospital pending autopsy.

Meanwhile, the suspect has been arrested by the police to assist in investigation.

He reportedly told the police that he did not deliberately stab the deceased during the struggle but tried to defend himself.

Source: dailyguideafrica.com
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