Friday, 17 September

Police arrests farmer who shot, killed friend over GHS5 debt

The suspect fled the crime scene before the police could get there but has subsequently been arrested

The police command in Akropong in the Eastern Region has arrested one Kwame Dankwa, a farmer who shot his friend, one Ben, to death over a GHS 5 debt.

The deceased was shot at Akuapem-Apiredi recently. 

He was a bar operator. 

An eyewitness said Ben had refused to pay his debt, thus, angering his friend Kwame, who shot him twice in the chest with a locally-manufactured gun.   

“Kwame Dankwa went to Ben, who operates a drinking spot to collect his GHS5 he claimed the man owed him but when he approached him, Ben failed to pay the money, so, it turned into a fight and Kwame Dankwa shot him twice”, the eyewitness narrated.  

He said the victim died upon arrival at the hospital in Mampong.