Police arrests 20 year old for the murder of adolescent at Awate Todzi
The Anfoega District Police have arrested 20-year old Alhassan Kossi for the murder of a 12-year old boy at Awate Todzi near Anfoega.
Police investigation revealed that around 9:00am on January 2, 2022, the suspect, who is a neighbour sneaked into the room of the deceased’s mother and stole an amount of GHC100.00. In the process, the deceased chanced on the suspect and threatened to report the act to his mum.
In his bid to prevent the deceased from acting out the threat, Alhassan Kossi suddenly attacked and strangled the deceased until he died.
Further investigation indicates that on the said day, the deceased’s mother, who operates a shop about 100 meters away from her house, left earlier for the shop but asked her daughter and the deceased to join her at the shop.
They both obliged but the deceased forgot to lock the doors and was asked by his mother to return and secure the doors. That was when he chanced on the suspect in the process of stealing.
Having waited for a while for his return to no avail, his mother decided to follow up only to meet him unconscious. She therefore shouted for help. Following her call for help, the deceased was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead.
Later the same day, the suspect joined mourners who thronged the home of the bereaved over the bizarre circumstances surrounding the killing of the little boy and specifically carried the body into a vehicle which conveyed it to the morgue.
However, on January 3, 2022, through intel, the suspect was arrested and he confessed to having strangled the boy to avoid being caught.
The Police say the suspect will be put before court soon.
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