Four young men have been remanded in police custody by the Kibi District Magistrate Court after beating the headmaster of Salvating Army Basic School in Asiakwa to death.
George Somuah Bosompem died at the St Joseph’s Hospital, Koforidua, in the Eastern Region where he was rushed to after he had been allegedly assaulted by six young men, two of whom are currently on the run.
The four, Rihcard Anani, 18, Emmanuel Mireku, 18, Philip Okodie, 18, and Paul Boadu, 19, were remanded and they are to help the Eastern Regional Police Command to apprehend the tow on the run.
All four were charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder at Asiakwa at the court’s sitting on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, presided over by Mrs Alice Efua Yirenkyi.
Following Bosompem’s death, the police were able to arrest the four who were at the court on Tuesday.
According to the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ebenezer Tetteh, initial investigations by the police showed that the four young men assaulted Bosompem when he warned them to stay off his backyard where they had allegedly engaging in all manner of anti-social behaviour.
Aside from that, they were allegedly also stealing farm produce from his backyard farm.
Apparently, a threat from Bossompem that he was going to inform the police to arrest those invading his backyard infuriated the young men who, according to the police, accosted him in the vicinity, landing an assault on him to an early grave.
He was initially admitted to the Kibi Hospital but later transferred to the St Joseph’s Hospital where he died on May 3, 2019 while on admission.
“So the four were arrested and after investigation, charged with the Offenses,” DSP Tetteh stated.
The four young men will reappear at the court on May 14, 2019. The late Fifty-five-year-old George Bosompem has been described as a quiet man.