Police in Bekwai on manhunt for assailants who stabbed final year student of Oppong Memorial SHS to death

The Ashanti Regional Police Command in Bekwai have indicated that they have commenced investigations into the circumstances that led to the stabbing to death of a 19-year-old final year student of Oppong Memorial Senior High School.

According to the Police, they are currently on a manhunt for the assailant(s), after they picked up some intelligence concerning the perpetrator(s).

The Bekwai District Police Commander, DSP Teddy Damptey-Brown told journalists that the Police received a call on the incident at about 11 pm, over the weekend.

Apparently, the victim sneaked out of the boarding house in the company of other students, to town. He was formerly a day student but became a boarder during his final year.

Police said he got himself involved with some youth of the town, regarding a previous incident, possibly to settle some scores, it also involved a cell phone which resulted in the stabbing of Richard Appiah.

He was stabbed in the lower abdomen by a yet to be identified youth of the town, during the confrontation over the phone, Police indicated, on Saturday at about 9:45pm.

Police said he fell unconscious when he was stabbed, he was then rushed to the hospital, however,

Richard Appiah was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Ahmadiyya Moslem Hospital at Kokofu.

His body has been deposited at the Bekwai Hospital Morgue, pending autopsy.

DSP Damptey-Brown also disclosed that the deceased father is a Security Man at the School, but according to him, he was unaware that his son (now deceased), had sneaked out with 5 other male students to town on that fateful day.

Meanwhile, Kwabena Appiah, father of the deceased, said he was informed of the sad news while he was home over the weekend.

Sympathizers have since been trooping the residence of the Appiahs’ to commiserate with the family over the sad news.


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