Son and woman are arrested for the farmer’s death.

arrested - Rapid News GH

The lynching of a 56-year-old farmer in Akyem Manso in the Eastern Region is the subject of an Oda Police investigation into the actions of a 57-year-old woman named Akua Kesewaa and her 26-year-old son, Emmanuel Aboagye.

Chief Superintendent Daniel Amoako, the commander of the Oda Municipal Police, confirmed the incident to the Rapid News in Oda on Tuesday. He stated that on October 12, 2023, at around 1:30 p.m., Kesewaa returned home from a week-long observance of a deceased person at Manso to find her relative Kwame Poakwa, who had left the family home for about ten years and rented his room to someone, spilling water into her container with his hand.

He claimed that a fight broke out between Kesewaa and Poakwa when the latter asked why he was splattering her water.

Alleged homicide

According to Chief Superintendent Amoako, Kesewaa beat up the farmer with a club after becoming enraged and inviting her son Aboagye to join her.

He claimed that Poakwa was severely beaten with clubs by the two suspects till he passed out.

Michael Assuming, a witness in the case who was awakened from his slumber to separate the combatants, was attacked and suffered many wounds, according to the Municipal Police Commander.

He claimed that after being beaten by the two suspects, Poakwa lost consciousness. Some kind people carried him to the Oda Government Hospital, where the on-duty medical officials declared him dead.

Presuming filed a complaint with the Manso police, which resulted in the two suspects being taken into custody to help with the inquiries.

The two suspects who had been taken into police custody, according to the municipal police commander, would appear in court as soon as the investigations were over.

He claimed that the deceased’s remains had been placed in the mortuary of the Oda Government Hospital for preservation and postmortem analysis.

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