Two charged over murder of taxi driver at Asante-Mampong

The suspects

The two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a taxi driver at Asante-Mampong in the Ashanti region have been put before the Asante Mampong Magistrate Court.

The duo—Isaac Manu and Shantel Asante, both 27, were arrested at separate hideouts following months of investigations in September this year.

They have been charged with conspiracy to committing murder and murder. The suspects had earlier admitted to committing the offense in their caution statements.

At a second appearance in court on Monday, September 30, prosecution prayed the court adjourned sitting as police were yet to conclude investigations.

The court consequently remanded the two suspects into prison custody. They will reappear on October 28, 2019.

The deceased, Stephen Amankwaah Okyere had his penis, testicles and tongue hacked off in what police described as a horrifying attack.

A week after he had gone missing, his mutilated body was found lying in a bush near a cocoa plantation at Nintin – a community located close to Mampong.

ASP Godwin Ahianyo, who speaks for the Ashanti Regional Police Command, said a pathologist who went to the scene with a team of police officers reported that Okyere, 34, died of ‘strangulation’ and ‘body mutilation’.

According to him, wife of the deceased, Amoanimaa Dede, on Monday, January 7 reported her missing husband to the Mampong Divisional Police Command.

By J. Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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