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Mortuary man kills 35-year-old man for intervening in fight with nephew

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A 35-year-old man has been stabbed death  after he tried to separate a fight between an uncle and his nephew.


The deceased, on April 11, 2016 at 10:00 p.m., stopped Theophilus Tetteh, a mortuary attendant at the SSNIT Hospital who was in scuffle with his own nephew, one Okanta S.O.  from hitting Okanta's head  with a pestle.

Not pleased with the intervention, Tetteh went to the house, took a knife and hid it at his back. He then confronted Acquaye and engaged him in a fight during which both men fell into a gutter with Tetteh lying on top of Acquaye. Tetteh proceeded to stab Acquaye twice around his left breast region.

Acquaye started bleeding and was rushed to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

A relative of the deceased, known as Naomi, reported the incident to the Mamprobi Police Station, leading to the arrest of Tetteh by the Night Patrol Team.

Tetteh was later transferred to the Dansoman Division for investigations, where he admitted to the offence and the knife he used was retrieved and was subsequently charged with murder, Chief Inspector Gordon Yeboah told an Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mr James Kojo Bota

Tetteh pleaded not guilty but his plea was not taken and was remanded into police custody for two weeks for further investigations, Graphic Online reported.