Suspect Kwadwo Awuah alias Otoyo, 41 who is alleged to have struck the head of a fellow illegal miner with a stone to death has turned himself in to the Akwatia Police.
Kwadwo Awuah alias Otoyo, 41 reported himself in the company of his Lawyer, Benard Donkor Owiredu on Thursday January 7, 2020 at about 4:30pm.
He has been arrested and put in Police custody to be arraigned before court today.
Accordingly, the Kade District Court presided over by His Lordship Emmanuel K. Boadu as of Tuesday, January 5, 2021, remanded Kojo Owusu, one of the suspects under the provisional charge of murder to reappear on January 21, 2021.
On January 3, 2021, two miners Desmond Anokye Frimpong, 27, and Gyekye Matthew, 33, now deceased were attacked by a group of 3 young men believed to be rival illegal miners who accused them of mining on their land.
They ordered the victims to surrender their gold to them which they resisted.
During the fight, Kojo Owusu allegedly hit the head of Gyekye Matthew with a stone which sent him to the ground unconscious. He was rushed to St. Dominic Hospital in Akwatia but passed on.
The other victim Anokye Frimpong managed to escape but with injuries in the palm and abdomen.
He lodged a complaint at the Police Station which led to the arrest of suspect Kojo Owusu, 44, but his accomplices- Kwadwo Awuah and other, identified only as Cash has gone into hiding.