A preferred restaurant and washing bay operator in Twedie in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region has allegedly been murdered by her personal brother.
Fifty-year-old Afua Akyaa was pronounced dead on Wednesday after being stabbed a number of instances in the neck, arms and abdomen.
The ugly homicide follows a misunderstanding between the deceased and her elder brother, Osei Kwaku.
Eyewitnesses say the deceased had threatened to evict her elder brother, a painter from her residence.
JoyNews’ Ohemeng Tawiah reviews that the 54-year-old suspect had been residing in his sister’s home for a while now.
On Wednesday, the suspect was anticipated to go for a overview at a private hospital after present process surgical procedure for piles. The association between both siblings was for the sister to drive the suspect to the hospital for the overview.
But the deceased told her brother that she was engaged in other activities, therefore couldn’t drive him to the hospital. She later gave out money for the journey to his brother.
According to sources, the suspect didn’t accede to this and insisted that his sister ought to drive him to the hospital. This led to a misunderstanding between the siblings and the deceased then requested her brother to vacate her residence.
The suspect later moved to the family home the place he met his uncle, Kwame Owusu-Adomako who subsequently referred to as a gathering to resolve the problem.
The deceased then drove his brother again to her home after family members had resolved the disagreement.
JoyNews understands that the suspect, after he was accepted again into his sister’s home, knocked on the deceased door whereas hiding a kitchen knife in his trousers and stabbed his sister when she got here out to test on her door.
Shocked uncle of the siblings, Kwame Owusu-Adomako tells JoyNews he’s but to come to phrases with the supposed motive for the homicide.
“I do not understand. I am worried about the bad reputation of the family’s name. This has never happened in our family before. She was taking care of her brother, feeding him and driving him to the hospital to and fro. I find it difficult to understand,” he told JoyNews.
Appearing in courtroom on Friday, the suspect denied any chance of any psychological health situation which might have triggered the incident.
When requested by the Presiding Magistrate if he’s mentally secure, the suspect affirmatively responded he was nicely and had no psychological issues.
The case has been adjourned and the suspect will be remanded into Police custody to permit investigations to proceed. He will reappear in courtroom on December 1, 2022.
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