The police at Jacobu in the Ashanti Region have launched investigation into circumstances leading to the stabbing to death of a final year student of Tweneboah Kodua SHS in Manso Odaho.
Sixteen-year-old Daniel Osei Mensah who assists his parents with motorcycle business known in the local parlance as Okada at Odaho in the Amansie West District on vacation holidays met his untimely death on one of the access roads linking Manso Odaho and Manso Benebene.
He was stabbed in the lower abdomen and chest whilst he was smashed with sticks by some teenagers aging between 16 &17 years during a confrontation over a Motorbike on Friday at about 4pm.
The teenagers were said to have board Osei’s Motorbike to Jacobu for a business.
On their way to Jacobu, the teenage pillion riders lured Osei to enter the bush to take their hidden cassava.
Osei who new he was carrying saints to Jacobu never hesitated as he did just to their command.
After entering the bush with the Motorbike, he met another two guys already hidden in the bush wickedly waiting for their other colleagues to accomplish their mission.
Come to think of it, the wassce candidate was subjected to various degrees of wounds all over his body by the 4 teenagers.
Osei was pronounced dead upon the police intervention.
Lead eye witness, Kofi Apebi told Shaft FM that they received a distress call on the incident at about 4pm on Saturday, on their way attending to the call, they received another call claiming the deceased has been conveyed from the crime scene to the Jacobu police station by the Jacobu police.
As per him, four teenagers from three communities comprising Manso Odaho, Manso Benebene and Mile 9 connived in killing Daniel Osei Mensah.
“We had a call from Fiankomah after several hours in search for Osei and his Motorbike, moments after the call, we moved in groups to actually confirm such a terrible news.
On our way to the crime scene, we had another call claiming that we have bypassed the police vehicle hence we should return.
Upon our return, we met the police vehicle with the body of the deceased rapped with a black rubber in the bucket of the vehicle. We, however, followed them to their station.
When we got there, we realized that our brother has sustained multiple injuries after the body was opened to us for identification”, he narrated.
Prior to the pandemonium that erupted at the police station, some youths believed to be workers at one of the washing bays at Fiankomah had claim that they saw these two guys pulling off rubber bands covering a newly bought Motorbike at their premises.
After series of contemplation among themselves, they approached the two young guys bombarding them with series of questions as to why they are doing that.
Without any evidence as to whether the Motorbike belongs to the teenagers or not, staff at the bay pounce on them beating them away as they were later handed over to the Assembly member at Fiankomah after the duo had confessed that they have stolen the Motorbike and killed the rider.
The Assembly member then led them to the Jacobu police station for further investigations.
After the duo were handed over to the police, the police picked them up to lead them to the crime scene upon which the police realized that they have killed Osei with various wounds hidden in a rubber in the bush.
Some youths at the Odaho community in an interaction with Obuasi based Shaft FM noted that if Justice refuses to prevail, they will act accordingly.
According to the aggrieved youth, Osei has done extremely nothing to the perpetrators.
Mother of the deceased, Adwoa Mary popular called ‘Adwoa wakye’ has said that she has really lost a great person who was very supportive to her life.
“I have lost something dear to my heart and I pray the Almighty deals with all the perpetrators”, she said.
Akwasi Boame, father of the deceased expressing how restless he has become upon been fed with such a disheartening news said”,
” I’m left along with my creator and I think only God can heal my wounds for me”.
The Assembly member for Odaho electoral area, hon. Isaac Bronya has, however urged the IGP to as a matter of urgency expedite on the commissioning of the newly built police station in his area to clump down the menace.
Meanwhile, the Jacobu police have nabbed 3 out of the 4 suspected killers with one on a man hunt.
Source: Shaft FM
Author: Yaw Obeng Fosu
Reporter: Yaw Poku
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