A 42 year-old farmer at Okornya in the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region, Michael Akrofi popularly known as Akro has been remanded by Koforidua Circuit Court B.

Michael Kofi Akrofi hired the services of the deceased Kwabena Opoku also known as Oboye Joe an Okada driver on the 20th of February, 2021 and murdered him on his farm at Okornya in Yilo Krobo district.

According to the Koforidua District Police Command, Chief Supt Raymond Erzuah, the suspect slashed the neck of the deceased with a cutlass and buried him on his farm.

He went away with the deceased motor bicycle ( Okada).

Chief Supt Raymond Kofi Erzuah said, family of the deceased filed a complaint of a missing person on the 21st of February, 2021 and the police commenced investigations into the matter.

He said investigations revealed that Michael Akrofi managed to abscond to Bogoso in an attempt to cross the border to a neighbouring country.

The suspect called his brother who is domiciled in Eastern Legon in Accra demanding money to travel outside the country in order to escape arrest.

His brother according to the police, having heard of the crime, invited him to Accra with the assurance that, he would take him to a fetish priest in East Legon who can perform some rituals and make the case a foolish case. He was handed over to the police upon his arrival in Accra.

Michael Akrofi is an ex convict according to police investigations.

The suspect has been remanded into police custody for further investigations. He is to reappear on 9th April, 2021.

Chief Supt Raymond Kofi Erzuah called on citizens to volunteer information to the police in crime combat.