Sunday, 21 July

A/R: Landlord's son who butchered tenant, 2 children remanded

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The Akropong District Court has remanded the son of a landlord who allegedly murdered his tenant's son, and inflicted machete wound on the tenant and the tenant's daughter at Adankwame in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti region.


The 35-year-old farmer, Emmanuel Agyei has been charged with two counts of causing harm and murder.

His plea was not taken.

The prosecutor, Inspector Alexander Agbekpornu prayed the court to remand the accused to allow for further investigations.

The court presided over by His Worship Alfred Rockson Kpodo, thus, remanded the accused to police custody to reappear on May 22, 2023.

The accused was arrested after he allegedly murdered the one-and-a-half-year-old boy, Samuel Amoh, and inflicted a machete wound on the toddler's father, Obed Asamoah, and his 19-year-old sister, Bridget Owusu.

The attack happened during an altercation between the tenant, who was holding his now-deceased son at the time, and the landlord's son, who tried stopping the man from entering his room with reason that rent had expired since 1 May 2023.

After butchering the father and son, the assailant turned his machete on the tenant's daughter, who had rushed to the rescue of his dad and little brother, who were bleeding from the deadly machete slashes.

All three victims were rushed to the same hospital but the little boy was pronounced dead upon arrival.

The wife and mother of the victims, Janet Owusu, told journalists that as the suspect accosted his husband and son with the machete, she quickly ran out to raise an alarm amidst shouts for help.

She revealed that the suspect had been reported to the police before by his mother but was released on bail not long before the incident.