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Man, 23, kills 21-year-old brother over GH₵110

Residents of Kotokrom in the Sunyani Municipality of the Brong Ahafo region are in shock over the alleged killing of a 21-year-old mason by his biological brother.

The deceased is said to have been killed by his 23-year-old brother over GH₵ 110.00.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Christopher Tawiah who confirmed the story said the incident happened on Saturday.

According to him, the unfortunate accident happened after a quarrel over the said amount for the deceased’s casual work.

He gave the name of the deceased only as Kofi aged 21 and the suspect as Kwadwo.

Giving details, he said Kofi (the deceased), a mason and the bread winner of his whole household had been engaged by a landlord to do some casual job for which the amount was charged for his workmanship.

After the job had been done, the landlord asked the deceased to come back later for him to pay him, however, his senior brother who had gotten wind of the arrangement, went ahead of him and succeeded in collecting the money, ASP Tawiah said.

With the semblance of the biblical story of Jacob and Esau, deceased was told his senior brother had come for the money when he approached the landlord.

Feeling very cheated, he headed home and confronted him (suspect) over the issue asking why he should do that, though as usual, all of them were going to use the money for food that day.

ASP Tawiah said the confrontation resulted in a quarrel during which Kwadwo threatened to kill his junior brother if he did not shut up over the issue.

True to his warning, Kwadwo was said to have brought a locally-manufactured gun from his room and allegedly shot the brother through the neck, killing him instantly. He is reported to have fled the scene immediately before the police could get there.

The Brong Ahafo Regional Police has meanwhile mounted a search for the 23 year old fugitive murder suspect, whiles investigations are on-going.

ASP Tawiah said the body of Kofi has been conveyed to the Sunyani Regional Hospital Mortuary pending investigations for autopsy.



Source: GNA


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