The Mamponteng District Court has remanded 18-year-old Atif Muftaw for his involvement in the killing of a 40-year-old mechanic, Akwasi Owusu at Hemeng in the Kwabre East Municipality of the Ashanti Region.
Muftaw who has been provisionally charged with murder is one of sixteen suspects who allegedly committed the act.
The accused person was remanded after the prosecutor, Chief Inspector A.R Zakaria, prayed the court to remand him to assist the police arrest some other fifteen accomplices who are currently at large.
His Worship Thomas Boadi Soyori who presided over the court remanded the accused to reappear on May 26, 2022.
A clash between two feuding youth factions from Aboaso and Hemang in the Municipality led to the death of the deceased.
The two factions were said to have clashed during a ceremony at a guest house in Sarfo on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
The victim, who was returning from a funeral from Wiamoase the next day, was allegedly ambushed by some youth from Aboaso.
They allegedly attacked, butchered, and stabbed him several times.
He was rushed to the Ankaase Hospital for medical treatment but died on arrival.
The police have since arrested two suspects in connection with the murder.
The family Head of the deceased, Kofi Boakye who was in court called for swift investigations while demanding justice for the deceased.
Aside from paying for the fines of petty offenders, Crime Check Foundation (CCF) has introduced programmes including the latest ‘Stay Away From Trouble’ as part of its crime prevention advocacy project.
Through these programmes CCF cautions the general public against acts that could land them in trouble in a bid to curb crime.
The Foundation screens one-on-one interviews with prison inmates bringing to bear acts that landed them in prison and the difficulties they face in custody.
It has also paid the fines of many petty offenders for their release and integrated them into society.