A 22-year-old student identified as Kwaku Adu Gyamfi of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has been murdered by his friend for demanding payment of a GH¢300 (N16,565) debt.
The late student from Biological Science student was killed by his friend, Emmanuel Boateng, on Friday, April 22, in a town called Sewua in the Ashanti Region.
According to the state-owned Daily Graphic newspaper, police have confirmed that preliminary investigations reveal Emmanuel lured Kwaku into a bush and allegedly clubbed him to death to avoid paying the debt.
Emmanuel, 25, also allegedly stole his friend’s iPhone 11 pro max after the murder.
On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Citi News also reported that the Ashanti Region Public Relations Officer, DSP Godwin Ahianyo, thinks there could be more to the story.
“We find the story a little hard to believe…We suspect there is more, and we are going to ensure we get the full details,” DSP Ahianyo is reported to have said.
DSP Ahianyo said during interrogation, Emmanuel confessed that he felt the only way to avoid paying the debt was to kill Kwaku. Kwaku had been pushing for his money to enable him to prepare for school.
Police said the phone Emmanuel stole from the deceased KNUST student had been retrieved. Kwaku’s body has since been deposited at the morgue.
Many have expressed sadness over the news.
One Asiedu Yaw Boateng Jnr commented, “Sad story rip dear,”
on Facebook, Ki Mi also posted the following on Facebook in reaction to the sad story:
“Oh. This is so bad. Why have the thought to kill him. It because of the iPhone. Just to sell it. Greed has no end chai. Lesson to young ones.”
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