Deceased

The police in Ashanti Region have arrested a tailor’s apprentice who allegedly killed a friend at Sewua on Friday in an attempt to avoid payment of a debt of ¢100.

22-year-old Nana Kwaku Adu Gyamfi, a Level 200 student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), was found dead in a bush at Sewua.

Police inspection of the body revealed a swollen neck and “blood oozing from the nostrils”.

A stick suspected to have been used to hit the deceased was also found about twenty meters away from the body.

KNUST student killed by friend over ¢100 debt

Police later arrested his 25-year-old friend, Emmanuel Boateng, who had confessed that he owed the deceased ¢100.

According to the Police, on Friday, April 22, Nana Gyamfi visited Emmanuel in his house at Esaso-Kwablafo near Esereso and the two later went out but the deceased did not return home until his dead body was discovered in the bush.

Emmanuel told the police he lured the deceased to the bushes and murdered him.

He also stole an iPhone 11 Pro Max phone from the deceased, which has been retrieved by the police.

The body of Nana Gyamfi has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue. 

Emmanuel Boateng, who is assisting police investigations, will be arraigned on Monday, April 25.