Kofi Dabou, a farmer who allegedly killed his brother’s wife and son at Banoffour village in the Nkoranza South Municipality has been found guilty by a seven-member jury and sentenced to death by hanging at the Sunyani High Court “One”.
The 29-year-old convict had earlier pleaded not guilty when he appeared before the Court but the jury was unanimous in its decision prompting the presiding judge Justice Don Bosco Nabrese, to hand him the death sentence.
On Monday, Mrs Angela Oboshie Tooto of the Attorney-General’s Department told the Court that on January 5, 2010, the deceased, Ama Kayera popularly called “Ama Dagaate,” headed for the farm together with her three-year-old son to give food to her husband, Kwaku Dagaate who was in the farm.
According to Mrs Tooto, Kayera and her son did not get to her husband’s farm and never returned home.
The husband then reported the matter to leaders in the community who commissioned a search and after two days of search, the two bodies were found buried under a palm tree at the convict’s farm and exhumed by the police for autopsy at the Nkoranza St Theresa’s hospital.
Sensing danger, Dabou absconded but was later arrested by the Police in Techiman upon a tip-off, whilst on his way to Wa, his hometown. He confessed to committing the crime.