The Oda Police are investigating a 57-year-old mother, Akua Kesewaa, and her 26-year-old son, Emmanuel Aboagye, for the lynching of a 56-year-old farmer in Akyem Manso in the Eastern Region.
According to the Oda Municipal Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Daniel Amoako, who confirmed the incident to the Daily Graphic last Tuesday, Kesewaa returned home from a one-week observance of a deceased person at Manso around 12.30 p.m. on October 12, 2023, to find a relative of hers, Kwame Poakwa, who had quit the family house for about 10 years and rented his room to someone, splashing water in her container with his hand.
He claimed that when Kesewaa questioned Poakwa why he was spraying her water, the two people got into an argument.
According to Chief Superintendent Amoako, Kesewaa assaulted Poakwa with a club and subsequently persuaded her son, Aboagye, to help her in beating up the farmer.
He said the two suspects viciously attacked Poakwa with clubs till he passed out.
According to the Municipal Police Commander, a witness in the case, Michael Assuming, who was roused from his sleep to separate the fighters, suffered many wounds as a result of their attacks.
He stated that Poakwa became unconscious as a consequence of the two suspects’ beatings and was transported to the Oda Government Hospital by some good Samaritans, but when he arrived, the medical personnel on duty proclaimed him dead.
Assuming a complaint was filed with the Manso police, the two suspects were arrested to aid with the investigation.
The Municipal Police Commander stated that the two suspects who had been arrested will be brought to court as soon as the investigations were concluded.
He stated that the deceased’s body has been put in the Oda Government Hospital morgue for postmortem examination and preservation.