Kojo Asiedu, a 43-year-old ex-convict, died after being stabbed many times during a cell phone argument in Sekondi.
The suspect, who has only been known as Malor and lives in the same neighborhood as the victim, is claimed to have done the act out of anger.
A relative of the deceased, Emmanuel Arthur, told Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning show, that the suspect’s girlfriend used his late brother’s cell phone to make a call, which caused some confusion.
“The information I have is that my brother gave out his phone to a lady who is the girlfriend of the suspect to make a call. After making the call, she handed over the phone to my brother and he left but along the way, he dropped the phone.
“But since he was a little drunk and forgot where exactly he left the phone and went back to the lady.
The lady then claimed she gave the phone back to him and that caused the argument. His boyfriend came with a knife and stabbed my brother multiple times,” he said.
He further states that his brother was rushed to the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital for treatment, but he was unable to withstand the pain and died later.
“We have deposited his body at the Funkoe mortuary and reported the case to the Police for investigations but the suspect is currently at large. We have been looking for him since but he is nowhere to be found,” he added.
However, some locals believe the two were fighting over the lady, which resulted in the untimely death.