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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Man Got Angry And Sets Five Children Ablaze For Disturbing His Sleep


A 10-year-old boy died and four others
sustained severe injuries, when a 40-year-
old fisherman, Kobina Amakye, threw an
improvised explosive device at them for
disturbing his siesta.

The body of the deceased, Kweku Mensah,
has been deposited at the Central Regional
Hospital while another child, aged six, is in a
very critical condition.One of the children
escaped unhurt.

The children, aged six to 14 were said to be
playing behind Amakye’s house at Moree,
near Cape Coast Sunday.

Amakye, a father of four, was said to have
told the police that he was angered by the
noise the children were making when he
was trying to catch some sleep.

He said he threw the explosive at them just
to scare them away and that he took the
action without the intention to cause
harm.He looked indifferent while in cuffs at
the police station with blisters on his hand,
which he (Amakye) said was the result of
the injury he sustained while he was
throwing the explosive at the children.

The Kotokuraba District Police Commander,
Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr
Emmanuel Tetteh, told newsmen that the
police had information that about 2p.m. on
Sunday, Amakye was relaxing in his room at
Moree while the six children were playing
behind the house.

He said Amakye was said to have told the
children to leave the place because they
were disturbing him, but they stayed on to
play.Amakye then got a rubber container,
filled it with premix fuel and tore pieces of
cement papers into the fuel and lit it.

He then threw the container into the group
of children behind his room.
He bolted after the incident.Mr Tetteh said
the police mounted a search for Amakye the
whole night and arrested him at his hideout
behind the Cape Coast Castle.

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