A 23-year-old teacher who allegedly chopped his cousin to death after allegedly suffering a nervous breakdown due to learning of his father’s death as a result of COVID-19 was on Friday charged.
Samuel Henry of Kwebanna, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), appeared before Magistrate Rabindranath Singh at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts via Skype.
It is alleged that on October 26, 2020, at Kwebanna village, North West District, he murdered 35-year-old Kamal Wilson.
It was reported that October 26, at about 19:30h, the now dead man went to check his generator, which was located at the back of the yard – some 20 feet away. It was then that Henry was observed walking towards him, armed with a cutlass. According to reports, without any conversation, the accused dealt several chops to Wilson’s head, neck, and shoulder.
As he was being attacked, Wilson began to scream for help and managed to run into his house and lock the door. By this time, Henry made good his escape. The dead man’s father picked up the injured man and rushed him to the Kumaka District Hospital. On his way, the father said that his son related to him what had transpired.
Wilson was treated and admitted as a patient in a serious condition. He, however, succumbed to the injuries hours later.
A report was made to the Acquero Police Station, which led to the arrest of the suspect.
Magistrate Singh remanded Henry to prison and the case will continue at the Acquero Magistrate’s Court on January 4, 2021. (G1)