A 22-year-old student of the Christian Institute of Professional Studies (CIPS) at Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region, Joseph Cudjoe, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing another student to death.
The deceased has been identified as Samuel Assumeng Frempong, 20, of the Christian Heritage Senior High School, also at Kukurantum.
After he had been stabbed at midnight on Saturday, February 1, 2014, Frempong was said to have been rushed to the Tafo Government Hospital but died shortly on admission.
The police are yet to establish the motive for the stabbing of Frempong.
Frempong's body has been placed at the morgue pending a post-mortem, while Cudjoe has been placed in police custody for further investigations into the matter.
At the moment the police are on patrol at Christian IPS to prevent any reprisal, following reports that some youth of Kukurantumi had planned to attack the institute.
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Eastern Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Yaw Nketia-Yeboah, said about midnight on that day, Cudjoe had called at the Kukurantumi Police Station to lodge a complaint that four young men believed to be residents of Kukurantumi had attacked him while he was in the town.
According to him, Cudjoe claimed the attackers used cudgels and stones and so he stabbed one of them with a knife.
Later information received by the police indicated that the young man Cudjoe claimed to have stabbed had died at the hospital. Therefore, the police arrested Cudjoe.
Mr Nketia-Yeboah said based on intelligence that some of the young men in the town were planning a reprisal, the police started patrolling the compound of the Christian IPS to contain any reactions.
Situation under control
While giving an assurance that the situation was under control, Mr Nketia-Yeboah appealed to the youth to not take the law into their own hands and advised that anyone with information on the incident should make it available to the police.