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Man who shot friend over ¢5 debt arrested, to be charged with murder

The Akropong District Police command has apprehended Kwame Dankwah, the hunter who allegedly shot and killed his friend who owed him ¢5 at Akuapem-Apiredi in the Eastern Region.

The suspect was smoked out of his hideout after fleeing from arrest.

Kwame Dankwa, 50 who went to the house of the deceased, Yaw Ben, a drinking bar operator to retrieve his money, shot him when a quarrel broke out.

The Eastern Regional Police Public relations officer, DSP Ebenezer Tetteh said the suspect will be arraigned before court in the coming and charged with murder.

A middle-aged man was shot dead by his friend at Akuapem-Apiredi in the Eastern region following a confrontation over a Ghc5 debt.

The deceased whose name was given as Ben was shot twice on his chest by Kwame Dankwa, a 50-year-old hunter who had confronted him to pay his debt.

Ben was reported to have refused to pay his creditor, a situation which angered Kwame who pulled a locally manufactured gun and shot him.

A resident of the town, Kwabena Ofori told JoyNews, the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tetteh Quarshie memorial hospital in Akuapem-Mampong.

“Kwame Dankwa went to Ben who operates a drinking spot to collect his Ghc5 he claimed the man owed him but when he approached him he also failed to pay the money so it turned into a fight and Kwame Dankwa shot him twice. When he was sent to Mampong he was reported dead,” he explained.

Source: Ghana News

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