Five pupils from Konongo-Odumase Senior High School have been arrested by Konongo Police to aid in the investigation into the murder of a first-year student at the school on Friday night.
A second-year student, Emmanuel Osei Frimpong, is accused of stabbing the deceased, Larhan Sam-una, who tried to stop Frimpong from abusing another student with a kitchen knife.Sam-una, who was dripping with blood, died immediately after arriving at the Konongo-Odumase Government Hospital.
The Asante-Akim Central Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Adu Agyemang Duah, told the Ghana News Agency that the school’s Assistant Headmaster, David Kwabena Asare, was detained with the help of the police on Friday about 2150 hours.
The police went to the hospital, where doctors declared the deceased dead and transported the body to the Steward Mortuary for preservation and autopsy, according to him.
Three additional suspects described as collaborators, he claimed, were also apprehended and are now in police custody.”Police investigations revealed that the students left prep at 2030 hours and returned to their various dorms.
“These five suspects, all of whom are in form two, banded together and agreed to go to house three to intimidate the first-year students,” he said.
They then switched their attention to one Prince Amoako and attempted to take him away to molest him, according to the Commander, but he was rescued by other first-year students.
According to the police, Frimpong was enraged by this behavior and attempted to smack one of them, but was stopped by the deceased.
He then pulled out a tiny kitchen knife from his pocket and stabbed the deceased in the lower left ribs, killing him.