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Papa Yaw, the suspect

Man kills man over puppy


A MISUNDERSTANDING which ensued between two friends over the whereabouts of a puppy belonging to one of them has led to the killing of one of them, Fofo Foli.

The killing of 35-year-old mason and father of six, with the seventh one on the way, occurred at Blema, near Burma Camp, in the Greater Accra Region.



The puppy

The Cantonment Police have arrested a 37-year-old Papa Yaw, a civilian employee with the Ghana Armed Forces, at Burma Camp, who is also into farming, in connection with the murder and has since been reminded in police custody by the La District Magistrate Court presided over by Her Worship Juliet Osei-Deudu last Tuesday, May 7, 2019.

The suspect is to reappear in court on May 21, 2019 for continuation of the case.

Narrating her ordeal to the DAILY HERITAGE in Accra last Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Blema, the widow of Foli, Ms Taasivee Latsu, 40-year-old pregnant mother of six who lives in an uncompleted structure, said the deceased and the suspect were good friends and even drank together.

According to her, her husband visited the suspect, who owns a puppy, and while the husband was returning home, it followed him to the house.

Ms Latsu said on April 30, 2019, at about 12 noon, Papa Yaw, holding a club and accompanied by three guys, met Foli, who was on his way to attend the call of nature, and confronted him, but Foli asked them to wait for him to return from the call of nature.


“But immediately he [Foli] turned to walk away from them 15 metres away from our house, the suspect hit him on the head with the club and he fell. The suspect hit him the second time before we could shout for help,” she stated.

She said we immediately took him into a taxi and rushed him to the Ridge Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Ms Latsu added that the body had been deposited at the Ridge Hospital but preparations were going on to transfer the body to the Police Hospital for autopsy.

She appealed to Ghanaians to help her cater for the children and also wanted justice to be served.









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