Driver and mate remanded over murder of Kumasi city guard

Kingsley Amoah, a driver, and Festus Adu Gyamfi have been charged with murder and aiding in the execution of a crime respectively

The Asokwa Magistrate Court has remanded two suspects in police custody in connection with the murder of a city guard working at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly.

Thomas Yankey, 50, died from stab wounds in the chest during a confrontation between the suspects at the Kejetia Market over the weekend.

On Wednesday, police prosecutor Chief Superintendent Kofi Blagodzi appeared in court and requested that the suspects be remanded in jail to aid investigations.

The court, presided over by Afia Densi Asare-Kyire, approved the motion after the accused counsel’s bid for bail was denied.

Blagodzi stated that the Ashanti regional police command is worried about the rising number of such incidents and would fight relentlessly to preserve life and property.

“This is the first case that has come before the police, and because we do not want to breach the constitutional mandatory 48 hours, we want to put the accused persons before the court for them to be officially remanded as investigations continue. One was charged with abetment of murder and the other with murder. The police are working hard in the Ashanti Region to avert such cases. We will plead with the youth and drivers to be calm,” he said.

The case was adjourned to 4 May 2022.

Jonathan Ofori

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