The Winneba Magistrate court has remanded a 55-year farmer from Gomoa Awomberew in the Central Region into prison custody for allegedly murdering his step-son.
According to police prosecution, Kweku Effrim had a misunderstanding with his wife, Madam Efua Kwansimah, from Gomoa Awomberew, in March.
He is said to have subjected the woman to severe beatings, which prompted her son, Kofi Annan, aged above 20, to warn him not to step foot in his mother’s house again.
The prosecution said Kweku Effrim left Awomberew for Half Assini in the Western Region and returned to the town on May 6 with a cutlass.
He is said to have gone to the wife’s house where Kofi Annan was sleeping on the corridor and inflicted multiple cutlass wounds on his right shoulder and neck.
Kweku Effrim is said to have fled after the act but left his cloth behind.
The prosecution said Kofi Annan was rushed to Trauma and Specialist Hospital in Winneba but died shortly on arrival.
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The accused was later arrested after police investigations.