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3 arrested over alleged murder of Oppong Memorial SHS student

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DSP Teddy Damptey Brown, Bekwai Divisional Police Commander

Correspondence from Ashanti Region:

The Bekwai Divisional Police Command have apprehended three young boys for their involvement in the alleged murder of a 21-year-old final student of the Oppong Memorial Senior High School.

DSP Teddy Damptey Brown, Bekwai Divisional Police Commander, speaking to GhanaWeb said the police arrested the suspect from his hideout upon a tip-off.

The three persons are Solomon Nimako, a 17-year-old JHS 3 student, Richard Nkrumah, a 15-year-old JHS 2 student, and a 16-year-old Albert Opoku who also happen to be a final year JHS student.

DSP Damptey added that 15-year-old Richard Nkrumah confirmed using a broken bottle to stab the late Richard Appiah.

Meanwhile three other suspects identified as Kofi Nti, Ramsay Okyere, and Kofi Atta are on the run.

Background

Richard Kofi Appiah, a final year student of the Oppong Memorial Senior High School (OMESS) at Kokofu near Bekwai of the Ashanti Region was stabbed to death by a group of young men on Saturday night.

Richard met his untimely death during a scuffle.

The body has since been kept at the Bekwai Government Hospital morgue for autopsy and preservation.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

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