A 32-year-old hunter, who ended the life of his friend over ¢5 debt at Akuapem-Apiredi has been charged with murder.

Kwame Danquah was arraigned on Tuesday, June 22, at Akuapem-Mampong Magistrate Court presided over by Felicia Antwi Anane.

The police at court today requested for more time to complete investigations.

Kwame Danquah after allegedly shooting the deceased, Yaw Ben, has since been remanded into police custody to assist ongoing investigations.

The Akropong District Police Command apprehended Kwame Dankwa after busting his hideout a few days after committing the crime.

The culprit who went to the house of the deceased, Yaw Ben Sarfo, a drinking bar operator to retrieve his money, shot him when a quarrel broke out.

The deceased was shot twice on his chest by Kwame Dankwa who hady confronted him to pay his debt.

Ben was reported to have refused to pay his creditor, a situation which angered Kwame who pulled a locally manufactured gun and shot him.

A resident of the town, Kwabena Ofori told JoyNews, the deceased was pronounced dead on arrival at the Tetteh Quarshie memorial hospital in Akuapem-Mampong.

“Kwame Dankwa went to Ben who operates a drinking spot to collect his GH¢5 he claimed the man owed him. But when he approached him, he also failed to pay the money so it turned into a fight and Kwame Dankwa shot him twice. When he was sent to Mampong, he was reported dead,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the suspect is expected to appear before the court on July 13, 2021.