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06.04.2016 Social News

Friends in court over murder

By GNA
Friends in court over murder
LISTEN APR 6, 2016

By Afedzi Abdullah, GNA
Cape Coast, April 6, GNA - Two friends who allegedly murdered one Kweku Jack, a resident of Nkanfoa, near Cape Coast, have been remanded in prison custody by a Magistrate's Court at Cape Coast.

The plea of the accused persons, Kofi Appiah, 40; and Kweku Enu, 25; both residents of Nkanfoa , were not taken and they would be re-arraigned on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, for the Police to conduct more investigations into the matter.

Police Chief Inspector Christina Sampong, who prosecuted, earlier told the court presided over by Ms. Rita Amonyiwa Edusah that, the complainant, Tony Sam, was a health worker and a resident of Aquarium, while the accused persons, Appiah, a driver; and Enu, a mason; were friends.

She said on, Friday, April 1, Appiah and Kweku Jack went to a drinking spot, however, at about 2130hours, they engaged in a serious fight during which Appiah sustained serious injuries to his head.

He was, subsequently, rushed to the hospital, but Kweku Jack was left under a palm tree near his house.

She said Enu, upon hearing the incident, rushed to the house of the Kweku Jack, in anger, to beat him and returned to the house of Appiah with bloody hands, and washed himself.

Chief Inspector Sampong said Kweku Jack was later found dead under the palm tree the following morning at about 0530 hours.

She said a report was made to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service and the body had since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital morgue pending autopsy.

GNA

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