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A 60-YEAR-OLD Togolese national has been killed in a brutal fashion by his compatriot after a brawl broke out between the two over missing Okro seedlings belonging to the deceased.

The incident took place at Nyame Adom near Kunsu in the Ahafo Ano South District of the Ashanti region.

The deceased, Abukari Yahaya, had retrieved the missing Okro seedlings in a polythene bag from the room of the suspect, 30-year-old Braimah Yebelick, another Togelese, on Thursday morning.

The suspect became incensed about the decision of the deceased to enter his wooden structure on a farmland, without his permission, to pick the Okro seedlings so he engaged him in a fierce fisticuff.

In the course of the brawl, Yebelick took a huge stick which he used to hit the head of the 60-year-old man several times, causing severe head wounds to the deceased who collapsed later after bleeding profusely.

The police were called to the scene and they quickly rushed the collapsed 60-year-old man to the Mankranso Hospital where he was given first aid and referred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

Abukari Yahaya, who had sustained life-threatening injuries on his head and was bleeding, died whilst being transported in an ambulance from Mankranso to KATH in Kumasi.

Vitus Napen, the Mankranso District Police Commander who narrated the story to Daily Guide, said the suspect was in police custody assisting in investigations.The police chief said primary investigation by his outfit indicated that the suspect, sometime ago, was accommodated by the deceased in his house at Kunsu.

Yebelick later allegedly put up a bad behaviour, forcing the deceased to eject him from the house.

The suspect moved about two kilometres from the deceasedís house and erected a wooden structure on a farmland where he lived until the dastardly incident occurred on Thursday.


Abukari Yahya
On the morning of that fateful day, the 60-year-old man, upon a visit to his farm, discovered that his Okro seedlings and spraying machine had been stolen.

He immediately suspected Yebelick as the one that had besieged his farm and made away with his items so from his farm, he rushed straight to the house of the suspect.

Yahaya, upon arrival at the house, dashed straight to Yelelickís room and true to his suspicion, he allegedly found his stolen Okro seedlings in a polythene bag in the suspectís room.

The 60-year-old man took the Okro seedlings and was heading outside the house when the suspect pounced on him, resulting in a brawl between the two.

In the course of the fight, Yebelick took a huge stick, used it to hit the head of the old man several times until he collapsed before people rushed to the scene to calm the temper of the suspect.
Source: I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Mankranso, Ashanti

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