6 ASIAKWA YOUNG MEN CHARGED WITH MURDER
Six young men arrested by the Asiakwa Police have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder and arranged before the Kibi magistrate court presided over by Her Worship Efua Yirenkyi.
Presenting the brief facts to the court, PW/ C/Insp Margaret Konto said on 25th April, 2019, at about 8:30pm, the deceased, 55yr old George Somoah Bosompem, a teacher of Asiakwa Salvation Army JHS, left his house to visit a colleague teacher, Emmanuel Akwasi at his house behind the Asiakwa Salvation Army school park.
On reaching a spot on the school park, the deceased felt like urinating and went to a corner to urinate.
While urinating, the six young suspects, Richard Amaning, 18, Ezekiel Boadu, 19, Philip Kodua, 22, Emmanuel Mireku, 20, Paul Frimpong, 21 and Evans Aboagye a.k.a Oterga, 19 emerged from behind and attacked him.
In the process, suspect, Richard Amaning used a piece of wood from broken desk to hit the waist of the deceased.
The deceased’s scream for help attracted Yaa Serwaa, 40yrs to the scene to rescue him but was also attacked.
Both of them were dragged into one of the classrooms of Salvation Army and further manhandled.
Yaa Serwaa managed to escape from the grips of one of the young men but the deceased who had been hit with the broken desks and had received multiple injuries was too weak to escape.
Seeing the multiple injuries the deceased had suffered, the young men dragged him to the roadside.
The colleague teacher, Emmanuel Akwasi and other people in the town who heard the screaming for help, rushed to the school.
They saw the deceased being dragged.
Police patrol team spotted the incident and rushed there. The deceased pointed suspect Richard Amaning that he and his cohorts attacked him and that the others had escaped. Police arrested Richard Amaning and sent the deceased to the Kibi government hospital for treatment and later detained the suspect for investigation.
Effort made by the Police that night to arrest the other suspects proved futile.
On 28th April, 2019, the deceased was transferred to Koforidua St Joseph’s hospital due to deteriorated health condition.
Police visited the deceased at the St Joseph’s hospital obtained statement and gave police medical report forms to the doctor for a report.
On 2nd May, 2019, information was received from the hospital that the victim was dead.
Police got to the hospital and found the body at the morgue pending preservation.
On 5th May, 2019, Police intelligent and strategies by the District commander, Supt. Mr Magnus Reindorf Sam, led to the arrest of three of the suspects from their hideouts.
On 6th May, 2019, the national CID headquarters arrested Emmanuel Mireku in Accra and sent him to Kibi.
After nineteen more days, the 6th suspect, Evans Aboagye a.k.a Oterga was arrested by the Kibi District Police command.
All the six suspects were interrogated, statement taken and confirmed their involvement in the murder of the deceased, George Somoah Bosompem, a teacher of Asiakwa Salvation Army JHS.
On 5th May, 2019, the first five suspects arrested (without Evans Aboagye a.k.a Oterga) were arranged before Kibi magistrate court and were remanded without their plea to reappear on 14th May, 2019.
The 6th suspect, Evans Aboagye a.k.a Oterga was arrested at Asiakwa from his hideout at about 9pm on 11th May, 2019.
On 14th May, 2019, all the six suspects were arranged before Kibi magistrate court presided over by Her Worship Efua Yirenkyi.
After taking their plea from their counsel, lawyer Peter Nimo, Her Worship Efua Yirenkyi refused the request for bail and remanded all the six into prison custody to reappear on 25th June, 2019.