Family Petitions IGP Over Murder

IGP Mohammed Alhassan

IGP Mohammed Alhassan

The family of the late Kofi Amoako who was killed by a 14-year-old girl for an alleged rape attempt has appealed to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan, to launch a thorough investigations into the circumstances under which their brother was murdered in cold blood.

The family of the deceased described the report by the police circulating in the media as untrue and one that lacked thorough investigations.

According to the older brother of the deceased, Kwadwo Adade, the family is disappointed with the way the police handled the case without a comprehensive inquiry into the issue before going to the press.

‘At least they should have come to the town to consult those who were there. That would have been better to get the real fact,’ a petition to the IGP read.

Real Fact
Giving the real account to what led to the death of his brother, Adade said Kofi was killed by the girl in the presence of other people at Abaam in Kwaebibirm District and not in an orange farm as earlier reported.

He said Kofi Amoako was with other colleagues in a friend’s (Kwasi Broni) house when the incidence occurred.

Kwadwo Adade said while at their friend’s house, the girl entered the house and asked for money from one Kwabena Yanti, who it is believed, is her family member.

He said it was there that Kofi Amoako told her to leave but she replied that if Kofi Amoako did not keep himself out of the case she would stab him.

Adade said they asked her to leave but she got angry and then stabbed Kofi Amoako, first in the stomach, the neck and then his ribs.

‘Jeff (one of his friends) was at the scene as an eyewitness and the one who carried Amoako to the clinic. This is the fact, there was no rape or defilement,’ he said.

The petition, copied to the Minister of Interior, said the matter was reported to the police and the girl was arrested and sent to the Kade Police Station.

However, the family said the police instead of investigating the case followed the girl and her family to a certain farm without inviting a single person from the deceased’s family.

‘They did not invite any member of the deceased; neither did they come to the scene where the killing took place,’ Adade said.

Adade, therefore, called on the IGP to investigate the matter and take the necessary actions.

By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri

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