Spiritualist remanded for allegedly Murdering friend
Story: Kwame Owusu Asante Shadrack
A 62-year-old Farmer, Emmanuel Tetteh, a.k.a Gorleku who doubles as a Spiritualist at Assin Akwetey No2 in the Assin South District of the Central Region has been remanded into police custody for three weeks by the Assin Fosu District Court for allegedly killing his friend, Emmanuel Kofi Koranteng a.k.a Agenda in a cocoa farm.
The court presided over by His Worship Abdul Majid Iliasu adjourned the case to December 19, 2022 following a prayer by the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Gilbert Ayongo.
Presenting the fact before the court, the prosecution said that both the accused and the deceased were close friends and shared farm boundaries but their friendship turned sour when the Accused person accused the deceased to have stolen his gun.
The deceased on 31st January, 2022 informed some people in the area that he was traveling to his hometown, Larteh in the Eastern Region.
A call made to Eastern Region by the town folks after a week of not hearing from the deceased revealed that the deceased had not been to the town.
This raised suspicion among the people of Akwetey No2 so on 7th February, 2022 the Assemblymember for the area and some members of the community organized a search party in the village where they discovered the deceased door was tightly locked, they forced the door open and found the luggage the deceased was traveling with.
The search team proceeded to the farm of the deceased and found his decomposed body, shirts, and Wellington boots, with the skull dislocated and lying a few meters away from their boundaries.
They highly suspected the accused who miraculously vanished from the village when the deceased went missing.
The prosecution said the police obtained an order from the court and declared the accused wanted after an official complaint was made to the police and on 18th November, 2022 he was arrested at Twifo Hemang upon a tip-off.
Meanwhile, forensic analysis conducted on the skeletal remains disclosed the deceased was shot in the abdomen. Four pellets were subsequently found and same was kept for evidential purposes.