Residents of Mempeasem in the Akorem electoral area of the Asokore Mampong municipality are still yet to come to terms with the bizarre stabbing of a 32 year old man to death over a thirty cedi quarrel.
The assailant whose name has only been given as Afriyie reportedly accosted the deceased Amos Arthur at a drinking spot accusing him of removing a memory chip from a phone he had given the deceased to repair.
With no provocation, he stabbed Amos Arthur in the shoulder and in his chest defying a plea from the deceased’s mother to pay him the thirty cedis for the memory chip.
Narrating the incident to Ultimate News’ Ivan Heathcote-Fumador, an eyewitness and a friend of the deceased, Kingsley Adjei indicated that Amos was well known in the community for repairing phones and computers.
“The boy had given him a phone to repair but he realized that his chip had been taken out of the phone. He came to Amos’ house and reported the issue to his mother and demanded that he be paid thirty cedis for the cost of the allegedly stolen memory chip.”
“His mother asked him to come back later for the money but he stormed upstairs where they have a drinking spot and met Amos sitting there. He stabbed him in the shoulder from behind and stabbed him again in his heart.
“When his father called residents and the police for help he was already dead and I was part of the people who carried him into the police vehicle to be sent to the mortuary,” he recounted.
The father of the deceased who is also the assembly member for the Akorem electoral area Ekow Agiri Arthur was short of words at Ultimate News’ visit to the family house.
“For the past three days I have been unwell. Someone called me that my son had been stabbed. So I told my son to check up on it. But the police had already conveyed the body to the morgue. It has happened and we cannot do anything about it now,” he lamented.
Ultimate News gathered that the assailant who is in police custody was a commercial driver whose father is a policeman with the Oforikrom district police.