01 July 2017

N/R: Man stabbed to death over drinking spot feud

Police at Chereponi in the Northern region are on a search  for an unemployed son of a subchief, Ibrahim Kofi, who allegedly stabbed a man to death following a disagreement at a drinking spot Friday night.

Community sources told Starr News the incident has sparked a tense climate in the district, already known for political violence.

The disagreement broke out Friday night out between the suspect and the deceased identified as Kofi at the mini bar over reasons yet to be known.  Owners of the bar reacted by driving the rowdy crowd away and warned them not to return.

Sameo Mohammed, a resident said the two threatened each other  of murder  and assault while they were being forcefully evicted from the bar. They refused to state what caused the violent confrontation, but it was observed the two had unresolved issues elsewhere.

According to Sameo, the two went on their separate ways after the party door was shut on them,  but Ibrahim who was armed with a knife trailed Kofi on his way and impaled him to death. He reportedly stabbed him multiple times in the stomach and fled.

The Chereponi district police commander ASP Henry Amankwah confirmed the incident but declined offer details.

The body has been sent to the Tamale Teaching Hospital and the suspect declared wanted by police,  ASP Henry briefly told Starr News.

Meanwhile, tension is said to be escalating among family members of the suspect and the deceased.

A meeting  summoned by Paramount Chief of Chereponi Saturday was forced to an end after family of the deceased refused to ceasefire.

The family demanded the suspect be brought out to face the law.

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