Student arrested for Asuoyeboa murderBy Daily Graphic
5/11/2012 3:09:05 PM -
A 27-year-old Level 300 student of the University for Development Studies (UDS) has been arrested for allegedly murdering a five-year-old girl at the SSNIT Flats at Asuoyeboa in Kumasi in March 2012.
The lid on the suspect, Max Afriyie Apomasu, a student of the Department of Planning of the UDS, Wa Campus, was blown by the deceased's playmate after she had been discharged from the SDA Hospital at Kwadaso in Kumasi.
The deceased, Kezia Fudjagbo Arkofa, and her playmate, Mercy Agyenim Boateng, got missing when they were playing around their residence about 4:00p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
They were allegedly taken to a nearby cassava farm where the suspect murdered Arkofa and inflicted machete wounds on Mercy.
Arkofa's mutilated body was discovered in the cassava farm, which is about 500 meters from their house, around 11:00a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2012.
However, as if by divine intervention, Mercy was found alive but traumatised at the crime scene, with several machete wounds on parts of her body and bleeding profusely.
A farmer, Abdulai Yakubu, was the first to come upon Mercy on the farm. But as a result of the ordeal she had gone through, she could hardly utter a word.
The farmer raised an alarm, which attracted neighbours who rushed Mercy to the SDA Hospital at Kwadaso, while a search party discovered Arkofa's mutilated body a few meters away.
According to the Sofoline District Police Commander, Superintendent Cosmos Afena Damoah, it was after Arkofa's four-year-old playmate had been discharged from the hospital that she revealed to the police that 'it was Uncle Max Apomasu who had inflicted the knife wounds on me and also killed my friend Arkofa'.
He said 'the little girl who survived the ordeal pointed at a house directly opposite theirs as Uncle Max's residence and when we asked her parents, they confirmed that a student of the UDS resides in that house but that he left for school moments after the incident had taken place".
He said about a week ago Apomasu was arrested on the Wa Campus of the UDS where he had sought refuge after allegedly murdering the little girl.
Supt. Damoah said as part of their investigations, the police proceeded to the Wa Campus of UDS to arrest the suspect.
Following his arrest, the suspect was put before court and remanded in police custody by the Kumasi Circuit Court.
He is to reappear on May 15, 2012, while the docket on the case has been forwarded to the Attorney-General's Department for advice.