-Military man who allegedly stabbed a young man in Kumasi on September 1 has been remanded
-The soldier is due to appear before court again on September 18 to answer questions pertaining to the death of the civilian
-It is reported that the military man stabbed and killed the young man after an altercation at Kasoa
The Ofankor Circuit Court has remanded the military man who reportedly stabbed a civilian in the neck and stomach during the Eid-Ul-Adha celebrations in Kasoa, a suburb of the Central Region of Ghana.
It was reported that the some uniformed soldiers approached Oscar Nana Osei Owusu, 34, who was in the company of some Muslim friends who had invited him over to celebrate the holiday with them.
According to reports, the young men were subjected to a search by the military personnel. A later request made by one of the military men to have Oscar Nana Osei Owusu’s phone handed to him resulted in an altercation. Following the standoff, the military man is believed to have stabbed the civilian.
Some residents who were at the scene rushed the victim to the Kasoa Polyclinic and he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Some angry residents also captured the military man and handed him over to the Kaso police.
According to the Kasoa District Police Commander, Superintendent Stephen Ahiatafu the suspect will be provisionally charged with the murder of the 34-year old man if found guilty.
There are some unconfirmed reports that suggest that the military man in the stabbing incident was on leave and was not supposed to be in uniform.
The incident was reported on Facebook by a reported sister of the deceased, Cilla Afrifa. She is demanding for justice for her brother and has had her story shared on social media over thousand times.
She reported that the family of the military man are pleading for clemency but the family of the deceased would have none of that and would be expecting justice to be served.
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