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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Farmer kills colleague over a reprimand at wake-keeping

Ho, Feb. 1, (Mensah/Kanyi) GNA- Paul Asempa, alias Alan Kwesi, 37, on Tuesday appeared before a Ho High Court for allegedly murdering one MawuliTovor.
      His plea was not taken and was remanded until Tuesday, February 08, this year.
        Presenting the facts to Court after the official opening of the criminal assizes, Mr Simon Adatsi, a State Attorney said Asempa, a Farmer lives at Kpalime-Duga.
         He said in March 2007, Asempa attended a wake-keeping at KpalimeTsate during whichhe was found caressing and fondling one Esther Abotsi, a 22-year old married woman.
          Mr Adatsi said, Tovor not pleased with Asempa’s actions in the full glare of the public cautioned him to stop and that Esther Abotsi was married.
        He said Asempa took offence and pushed Tovor to the ground and bit one of his fingers whereupon a struggle ensued between them.
        Mr Adatsi said the two were separated but Asempa left for a nearby house and came back with a cutlass threatening to slash Tovor.
      He said after he was prevented, he (Asempa) went home and returned with a knife and stabbed Tovor several times at the back, neck and head.
      Mr Adatsi said Tovor fell instantly and died few minutes later.
       He said having realised his offence, Asempa, hid the blood stained knife and went into hiding.
        Mr Adatsi said Police at Kpalime-Duga were informed about the incident and with the assistance of people in the community arrested Asempain his hideout.
      He said a post mortem conducted indicated that Tovor died out of deep knife wounds.

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