A 12-year-old boy, Kwadwo Acquah, has murdered his 60-year-old father, at Fomena in the Ashanti Region.
According to the District Police Commander, Superintendent Albert Nii Ochil, the boy is suspected to have cut his father’s arm with a knife in a struggle.
The boy is believed to have had a disagreement with his mother over an amount of GH₵ 70, and out of anger, resorted to cutting up her pair of slippers in pieces.
The commander told Adom News’ Isaac K. Normanyo that it was uncertain whether the money belonged to the mother or the son.
His father, Kwaku Akromah who was at home with his son at the time had tried to take the knife away from his son when the boy cut him in the process.
Per Supt Ochil’s statement, the knife is suspected to have cut into a vein on his father’s arm causing him to bleed out.
He revealed that the child had called for help to save his father. Unfortunately, all efforts to administer first aid to stop the bleeding failed. He was then rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The police were subsequently notified, however, the Kwaku and his mother had fled the scene and are still on the run.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Peaceland Mortuary at Adiemera in the Adansi Asokwa District for autopsy.