Emmanuel Kwofie, Popularly known as Kilo, stabbed himself to death after shooting his girlfriend’s mother, Madam Elizabeth Nkrumah, to death in Apremdo on Sunday, August 15.
The traditional authorities of Apremdo, a suburb of Sekondi-Takoradi have rejected the idea of having Emmanuel Kwofie, buried in the town.
The Chief of the area Nana Egya Kwamena IX said it is impossible for them to accept such a person on their land due to the nature of death that he had.
Speaking to Skyy News, the Chief explained that Emmanuel’s death is unnatural which has also brought disgrace to the land, and not burying him in the town will serve as a deterrent to the youth not to indulge in the same act.
“I believe if this happens it will deter the youth from indulging in drug peddling, armed robbery which will bring discipline and sanity to the community.”
He made it known that the body can be taken to any cemetery in the city but not the one they have in Apremdo and they will be engaging the family to do a ritual and cleanse the land of any bad luck.
According to a Daily Graphic report, Emmanuel who recently returned from Germany after five years stay is an ex-convict who was jailed in 2013, after being arrested by the Winneba Police for robbing residents and raping his female victims.
He was arrested with other two accomplices identified as Alfred Mensah, 21, and Benedict Acquah (alias Boboski), all natives of Apremdo.
According to information gathered, Kwofie, who was previously engaged in galamsey and cable theft, lured Boboski and Alfred into stealing cables in Takoradi.
When they got to know that the public had got wind of their criminal activities, Boboski convinced his accomplices to relocate to Winneba to continue their criminal acts.
The Swedru Divisional Police Commander at that time, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Richard Nana Asomah, disclosed that Emmanuel and his gang engaged in 17 robberies, with 14 females being raped after their arrest.
However, speaking on the incident which led to the death of Madam Elizabeth Nkrumah, the brother of the deceased, Ebusuapayin Badu, disclosed that, Emmanuel used to date his niece which both of them had a son together. The family then disagreed on a marriage between the two parties because of the former’s bad reputation.
He did not give up on his pursuit to marry his girlfriend even after the family’s disagreement.
Mr. Badu explained that, on Sunday, August 15, Emmanuel visited Madam Elizabeth’s apartment in Apremdo, in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality at about 10 pm for unknown reasons.
Emmanuel used the back door of the apartment as an entry point which made Madam Elizabeth think a robber has broken in. She approached and he shot her in the left thigh after which he also stabbed himself.
Both of them were rushed to the Kwesimintsim Government Hospital, but could not survive.