What seemed to be a usual argument among brothers has escalated into a bloody murder after one stabbed the other to death.
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This was reported to have happened at Essaman near Nkotompo, a suburb of Sekondi in the Western Region when Benya Akromah, a 25-year-old man stabbed his 18-year-old brother identified as Emmanuel Akromah after a misunderstanding which occurred between them.
According to the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Western Regional Police Command, they received a distress call from the mother of the victim and the suspect. Esi Kakabra that one of her sons has caused the death of the other in a brawl.
DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku said that the mother said that her two sons were engaged in a heated argument on Thursday evening which led the elder to slash the throat of his younger brother with a sharp object.
She said, the deceased was subsequently rushed to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital (ENRH) and was admitted for treatment, but died a few hours later.
There haven’t been any reports of the arrest of the suspect but the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Takoradi Hospital Morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The police have also commenced investigation on the matter to know the triggered the suspect to kill his own brother.