A 26-year old farmer Kwesi Alini has shot and killed his own uncle, Kwabena Alini for allegedly owing him GH₵ 25.00.
The accused is currently on the run
The sister to the deceased, Comfort Awusi told the Ghana News Agency that, both the deceased and the suspect live at Krobom, a farming community near Suhum in the Eastern Region.
She said, the deceased is a chainsaw operator and hires the services of the accused to carry his sawn wood from the bush to the market for sale.
Awusi said, on April 20, the deceased hired the service of the accused and paid him some cash leaving a balance of GH₵ 25.00 to settle.
She said, two days later, the suspect’s wife fell ill and so he went to the deceased to demand his money to enable him send her to the hospital but the deceased could not get him the cash.
This developed into a dispute and the suspect reported the behavior of the deceased to an elder of the community.
The elder invited the deceased to address the impasse and he promised to settle the amount the following day which he did.
However, on April 24, the suspect did not go to the elder to check if his money had been paid but rather went and armed bush the deceased on his way to his farm and gun him down.
When the Suhum police was contacted, they confirmed the story and said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Suhum Government Hospital for autopsy.
The police are investigating the issue and also looking for suspect to arrest.
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