The people of Kotwi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana are still in shocks as to what could have happened between two close friends to merit one killing the other.
A man who reportedly stabbed his friend to death got lynched by an angry mob, law enforcement agencies have confirmed.
A 28-year-old Sheriff (only name known so far) stabbed his friend, Nana Boakye, 25, to death before being lynched by an irate mob.
The incident is said to have happened at about 6 pm. on Sunday, 16 January, in the Atwima Kwanwoma town of Kotwi.
Police reports indicate that Boakye sustained multiple knife wounds and was lying dead at the Say Adsam Educational Complex.
According to eyewitnesses, Sheriff attempted to flee the scene but came under attack when an angry mob pursued him. He also died after sustaining various degrees of injury from the attack.
Policemen found the body of Sheriff lying lifeless in a pool of blood at the Brofoyedu Lorry Station, hours after they had conveyed Nana Boakye’s body to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).
There were earlier reports the two men engaged in a scuffle over Indian Hemp but that was yet to be confirmed by the police.
Ashanti Regional Police Spokesperson, ASP Godwin Ahianyo who confirmed the incident said: “It was Sunday in the evening, around 6 pm that the District Police Command had the information that a dead body was lying by the road side. The crime scene team rushed to the area and indeed saw a dead body, identified as Nana Boakye.” “His remains were collected. The team later found another man at Brofoyeduru and took him along”, ASP Ahianyo said.
ASP Godwin Ahianyo says preliminary investigations show that the two were friends and had, before their death gone to a drinking spot, where they fought.
He added, however, that a full investigation had been commenced immediately and that they will “get to the bottom of the matter.”