A 37 year old herbalist Apeadu Kokoben has been shot dead by a palm wine tapper at Apeadu Kokoben in the Kumasi metropolis.
Kwame Sulley’s body was found in the bush with bullet wounds in his chest. The suspect, Akwasi Yeboah Frank, 45, confessed to the crime at the Domeabra Police Station 24 hours after leading a friend to seek assistance from Sulley. According to wife of the deceased, Yeboah recently led a team of four young men to seek Sulley’s assistance to trace their missing cattle.
Moments after offering the ammunition, the two visitors, including Yeboah, led Sulley into the bush for a preliminary search. She said minutes later, two gunshots were heard, but the family members thought the shots had been targeted at the supposed lost animals.
However, when Sulley did not return, family members and other neighbours rushed to the bush, only to find that the herbalist had been shot.
Meanwhile the district police commander for Domeabra Superintendent of Police Benjamin Kwadwo Gyasi reveals the motive behind the killing was yet to be ascertained, as the suspect appeared confused and unable to put his thoughts together.