PHOTO: 3 SHS Students arrested for stabbing Trader

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student-620x400Three senior high students are in the custody of the Kaneshie District Police for allegedly stabbing a trader to death.

The suspects are Duke Ashie, 17, a form two student of Kinbu Senior High School; Prince Larbi, 17, form two student of  Nsaba Senior High School  in the Central Region and Emmanuel Hanson, also a form two student of Aggrey Memorial Senior High School.

The deceased has been identified as Thomas Owusu Kodua, a 27-year-old mobile phone seller at the Kaneshie market.

An eyewitness account indicated that the students stabbed the deceased as a result of a scuffle on September 2, 2015 at about 3:30 pm.

Emmanuel Hanson was said to have bought an ATC mobile telephone from one of the retailers at the Kaneshie Market at a cost of GH¢70 three months ago, but returned it that same day because he realised it was faulty.

The phone dealer, who is yet to be identified, collected the mobile phone from Hanson for repairs and asked him to return the following day for it.

Since that day the phone dealer had allegedly been playing hide-and-seek with Hanson until last Wednesday when he (Hanson) spotted him at Kaneshie and demanded for his money.

Other mobile phone sellers, including Thomas Owusu Kodua, purportedly assisted their friend to beat Hanson mercilessly.

Hanson reportedly left the scene but later returned with the two others, who were reportedly armed, to seek revenge.

When they arrived, the man who sold the mobile phone to Hanson had left the scene, leaving the others and Kodua.

The three allegedly attacked him and stabbed him with a knife in the right arm and the head.

Thomas Kodua, who was then bleeding profusely, was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment, but he died while on admission.

A report was later lodged at the Kaneshie police station for investigation.

Chief Superintendent Flence Adika, Kaneshie District Police Commander, who confirmed the story, said the three were arrested yesterday from their various hideouts in Accra.

He corroborated the eyewitness account of the incident.

Hanson, he said, was arrested at the scene after the fight but Ashie and Larbi were later nabbed at Kasoa and Pokuase yesterday.

They have provisionally been charged for murder by the police and will be sent to court soon.

By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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