A confrontation among some youth at Effiekuma in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality in the Western Region turned bloody when one of them died in the ensuing violence. Emmanuel Ato Simpson is said to have died from a wound inflicted by a mysterious knife. The confrontation came about when a 19-year-old resident, Francis Esson, sought to caution some youngmen, supposedly in an excited mood, to stop making noise behind his window.
The youngmen were apparently incensed by the caution, and engaged Esson in a fight during which A to Simpson died from the ‘mystery’ knife. Both the suspect and the other men in the fight have denied ownership of the knife.
The victim was rushed to the nearby clinic with a deep wound on his chest and died while receiving treatment. The suspect is in police custody pending arraignment, while the body has since been transferred to the mortuary at Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital.