Two friends have been reportedly died in a violent fight over “cannabis” at Kotwi in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region.
According to the reports, the incident happened Sunday, January 16, 2022, at about 5:30 pm when a misunderstanding ensued between them overpayment of ‘wee’.
Reports say, the suspect, a 24-year-old Sherrif is said to have “pulled a knife and stabbed the deceased who has been identified by the residents as Mr Boakye, 26 to death instantly.
Some residents who spoke to OTEC News reporter Kwame Agyenim Boateng in an interview said Mr Boakye died after he was stabbed by Sherrif.
Some eyewitnesses and residents in the area who spoke to OTEC News disclosed that the scuffle which started as a joke between the two began when Boakye refused to sell cannabis to Sherrif in a ghetto in the area.
“What we heard was that Nana Boakye accused the suspect ( Sherif) of not being credit wealthy and denied Sherif the opportunity to buy “wee” on credit basis, the incident which led to a fisticuff between the two”
The reports indicated that, about 11 boys from the ghetto including Nana Boakye trying to lynch Sherif over a reason best known to them.
Reports further revealed that Sherrif in the cause of the attack from the mob stabbed Nana Boakye’s chest leading to his death.
The rest of the gang according to residents accosted Sherif and lynched him in the process.
Bodies of the deceased were later taken by the police and have been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, Mr Onua John, father of Boakye has decried claims that his son was killed over cannabis.
He appealed to the Ashanti Regional Police Command to investigate the matter thoroughly and come out with the real cause of the fight that lead to his son’s death.