12-year-old kills father with cutlass

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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 had cut his father’s hands with a cutlass he had been using to destroy his mother’s slippers.

The commander told Adom News’ Isaac K. Normanyo that the 12-year-old had accused his mother of stealing his GH¢70.

He said, since his mother was not in the house, the boy resorted to destroying her slippers.


Father of the Junior High School student, only known as Kwaku, who had been home, decided to intervene and take away the slippers.

Unfortunately, the 60-year-old’s hands met the knife when he tried snatching it from his son, Supt Ochil stated.

He revealed that the child had shouted for people to come help him save his father who was bleeding profusely.

Supt Ocil stated that all efforts by residents to stop the bleeding failed.

Mr. Kwaku, he said, died en route to the hospital after losing blood.

After the police were notified, the Junior High School student and his mother fled the scene and they are currently on the run.

Supt Ochil added that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Peaceland Mortuary at Adiemera in the Adansi Asokwa District for autopsy





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