A 28-year-old man have been arrested by the police in Takoradi for stabbing his rival to death in a controversy over the paternity and the right to custody of an 18-month-old child.
Daniel Kwesi Prah, claiming to be the father of the child, engaged Ahmed Tijani Jibril in a fight and in the process stabbed him (Jibril) to death with a screw driver.
According to the police, Prah claimed to have first entered into a relationship with the child’s mother before Jibril married her after they (Prah and the woman) had separated.
While the woman was in a relationship with Prah, they had a child and then separated after a series of problems in the relationship.
After the separation, the woman married Jibril and became pregnant not long afterwards.
Prah said he suspected the woman became pregnant for him before they separated, which she denied, resulting in a long-standing dispute.
The acting Takoradi District Police Commander, DSP Awinaba Huseini, said last Tuesday when the child’s mother was leaving home for her usual business activities, she left the child in the care of her sister.
Prah went for the child from the aunt and promised to bring the child back.
The Police Commander said the child’s mother and her new husband met Prah on the way and questioned him as to how he had come by the child.
According to him, the suspect then threatened to beat the child’s mother, which resulted into a fight between Prah and Jibril.
Prah has been remanded in police custody pending investigations, while the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital mortuary.