A 47-year-old man has been stabbed to death by his neighbour during a scuffle over a missing goat in Accra.
A 47-year-old Jonas Afianu has been stabbed to death by his neighbour during a scuffle over a missing goat in Accra.
The incident which happened at a mechanic shop called Kingdom Motor Yard, about 11:40 a.m. last Monday in Adenta Sakora, resulted in the death of driver whose body is deposited at the Police Hospital morgue while the police hunt for the suspect, Destiny Manyo Agbeku.
In an interview the Adenta District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Felix Apedo, said before the Christmas festivities, a man identified as Samuel Addae accused the suspect and his friend, whose name was not available at the time of the report, of stealing his goat which resulted in a heated augment, after which Addae travelled to his home town for the Christmas festivities.
He continued, “But when Addae returned from the Christmas holidays, he decided to confront the suspect and his friend over the missing goat, which resulted in a fight, and the suspect seized Addae’s guinea fowl.”
Addae was said to have informed his brother about the seized guinea fowl and his brother went with him to retrieve the guinea fowl and demand the whereabouts of the goat.
However, the confrontation resulted in another scuffle and the suspect threatened to stab Addae and his brother with a knife.
Afianu and some neighbours were said to have managed to disarm the suspect.
Notwithstanding the intervention, the suspect rushed into his room and returned with a broken bottle.
“The suspect turned his aggression on Afianu, since Addae and his brother had left, and stabbed Afianu in the right arm above his elbow. Some of the residents rushed Afianu to the nearest clinic but he was pronounced dead on arrival,” he said.