- The student who stabbed his junior colleague at the Konongo Odumase Senior High School has been charged with murder
- The remaining four suspects were also charged with abetment of murder
- They have been remanded into custody until Monday, November 15
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Konongo - The prime suspect in the stabbing to death of a Form 1 student of the Konongo Odumase Senior High School in the Ashanti Region has been charged with murder.
The other four boys who took part in the bullying which led to the death of their junior colleague have been charged with abetment to murder.
According to a report filed by 3news.com.gh, the five boys have been remanded into custody until Monday, November 15 when they reappear before the court.
The court, presided over by Her Worship Joyce Bamfo, ordered that all the suspects – aged 16 and 17 – be sent to the Juvenile Detention Centre at Juaso in the Ashanti Region.
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Form 1 student of KOSS stabbed to death
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a student of the Konongo Odumase Senior High School (KOSS) in the Ashanti region met his untimely death following a scuffle with a colleague student.
The deceased, identified as Sam’uun Larhan has been stabbed to death. He was a first-year student in the Konongo Odumase Senior High School.
According to a report by 3news.com.gh, the prime suspect is believed to be in the second year.
The report indicated that he used a pair of scissors to stab his junior colleague in the rib.
The incident happened Friday evening, November 5, 2021.
Leniency of the judge will depend on several factors
Speaking in an interview with YEN.com.gh, a criminal lawyer, Leticia Oppong, said the action of the students is unpardonable.
According to her, those who witnessed the incident are as guilty as the person who committed the offense which ended up killing the form 1 boy.
She said the leniency of the judge will depend on a lot of factors including how remorseful the suspects and his accomplices are.
She added that if they end up getting a long sentence, they will start their sentence at the Borstal home before they are transferred to the bigger prisons after the age of 18.
Two women arrested for operating fufu joint under Mallam Junction overpass
In other news, two women have been picked up by the police for operating a fufu ‘chop bar’ under the Malam overpass in Accra.
The two, Ruth Owusu, 32, and Mary Entia, 35, have had their Cooking Utensils, mortar, and pestles retrieved from the spot they had been operating from for some time.
Their arrest follows their activities that was secretly captured and shared on Facebook by EIB broadcaster, Francis Abban.
Interestingly, there is a police post a few meters away from the fufu joint at the Mallam Junction overpass.
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