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2 Nigerians strangle man to death in Taifa

Two Nigerians have found themselves at the epicentre of a chilling criminal trial following the alleged murder of a countryman at Taifa Cocoa Powder, a suburb of Accra.

The accused persons who have found themselves at the centre of the criminal narrative and have been remanded by the Asofan District Magistrate Court are Destiny Ogwe, aged 17, and Prosper Chukwu, aged 27.

The suspects are facing charges under Sections 23(1) and 46 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960 [Act 29], pertaining to an alleged conspiracy to commit murder to wit murder on June 28, 2024.

Under the watchful gaze of Magistrate Nancy T. Searyoh and Chief Inspector Isaac Aboagye, prosecuting officer, the accused persons stood accused of intentionally causing the death of Tony Amechi Nwaokocha through an act of unlawful harm.

Details emerged of a tragic altercation between the suspects and the deceased, all Nigerian nationals residing in Taifa Cocoa Powder.
The trio had been brought from Nigeria to Ghana by Ruby Abegba’s husband, Believe Abegba, for employment.

The sombre recount of events painted a harrowing picture that on the fateful night of June 28, 2024, a dispute between Prosper Chukwu and Tony Amechi Nwaokocha escalated into a fatal confrontation. The suspects allegedly subjected the victim to a vicious assault, immobilizing him with restraints by tying his neck, hands and legs with a TV cable and ultimately strangling him using makeshift tools such as a T-shirt and pillow.

Upon realizing the gravity of their actions, Chukwu and Ogwe absconded, leaving behind a lifeless body and a shroud of uncertainty.

Pivotal to the investigation was a vigilant eyewitness residing in the same residence as the suspects, who unearthed the ghastly scene in the early hours of that morning. Tracking down the fugitives to Kwame Nkrumah Circle, she raised the alarm and initiated their subsequent apprehension by the authorities.

The suspects were swiftly apprehended and transferred into police custody for further investigations as they have been remanded by the court pending advice from the Attorney General’s office.

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