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21-year-old Hemang Technical Institute student butchered for alleged GHC5 theft

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A shocking incident has occurred in Jukwa Wawase in the Hemang-Lower Denkyira District, where a 21-year-old final-year student of Hemang Technical Institute, Kweku Nkrumah, was allegedly butchered for stealing GHC5.

According to reports, the victim boarded a taxi with one Salinko, a 45-year-old man from Jankobo to Wawase on Friday. The GHC5 got missing in the car, and when it wasn’t found, Salinko confronted the victim on Sunday morning, accusing him of stealing the money.

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After denying the allegation, the victim was subjected to brutal cutlass wounds by the suspect. His sister, Esi Ghana, who confirmed the incident, stated that Kweku Nkrumah was rushed to the Twifo Praso Government Hospital for treatment, where he is currently responding to treatment.

The suspect has since been arrested by the police for interrogation and investigation.

For the most part, it is disheartening to see the extent some individuals can go in seeking revenge for alleged wrongdoing. It is also alarming to see how violence seems to have become the go-to solution in conflict resolution.

This incident brings to light the need for a shift in our societal values, where we learn to use peaceful and legal means in resolving disputes. No one should have to suffer bodily harm or lose their life over petty theft allegations. It is also important to note that the law frowns upon jungle justice and seeks to prosecute those who take the law into their own hands.

In summary, it is crucial for us as a society to learn to value human life above material possessions and seek non-violent means of dispute resolution. It is also important for the authorities to ensure that justice is served and that culprits are punished according to the law.

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