fbpx

80-year-old ex-soldier arrested for attempted murder

BY: Kwadwo Baffoe Donkor
80-year-old ex-soldier arrested for attempted murder
80-year-old ex-soldier arrested for attempted murder

An octogenarian Peter Boafo and a resident of Bremang within the Suame Municipality on Monday, December 6, 2021, nearly lost his life when a mob decided to mete instant justice to him for trying to kill his tenant, Collins Kusi and his two children.

The suspect allegedly fired a gun at Kusi for allegedly hitting him (Boafo) during a misunderstanding.

The bullet grazed the left ear of Kusi before hitting the kids, a girl and a boy.

While the pellets hit the left cheek and right hand of the girl, the boy was hit in the left side of his abdomen and in the left knee.

Custody

A timely intervention by the police saved Boafo from mob attack.

He was, however, injured in the left leg as a result of the mob attack.

Boafo is currently at the Suntreso Government Hospital receiving treatment under police guard where he is said to be responding to treatment.

Confirmation

The gun Boafo fired, a single barrel is in police custody.

Confirming the arrest to Graphic Online, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Godwin Ahianyo, said on December 6, 2021, at around 6:20 pm, Collins Kusi, who is a tenant in the suspect's house at Bremang, reported at the Suame Police station with a bandaged left ear together with his two children aged five and six, who had also sustained gunshot wounds.

He said the complainant brought with him the single barrel gun loaded with one BB ammunition.

According to him, Collins told the police that his landlord, Peter Boafo fired the gun at them but he managed to snatch the gun from him.

Mr Ahianyo said the victims have since been admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital where they are being treated and responding to treatment.

He said per the information of the doctors attending to the kids, they would be discharged by the end of this week.

He said the suspect has also been arrested and sent to Suntreso Hospital for treatment as a result of the beatings he received from the mob.

According to him, the suspect told the police that the complainant (Kusi) hit him with a stick and because he could not fight him, he resorted to the gun to defend himself.