In a disturbing incident, a mentally unstable man, Eric Narh, aged 28, brutally murdered his 78-year-old uncle using a machete, offering a bizarre reason for his heinous crime. The incident occurred on Sunday, August 13, 2023.
The assailant, unemployed and seemingly mentally disturbed, attacked his elderly uncle with a machete, inflicting fatal wounds to the victim’s neck and arm, resulting in his immediate death. Eyewitnesses were initially unable to comprehend the motive behind Narh’s violent actions.
However, during his interrogation by the police following his arrest by concerned residents, Narh claimed that he killed his blind uncle because he had insulted him. This shocking and irrational explanation added to the gravity of the crime.
Subsequently, on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, Eric Narh was brought before the Somanya District Magistrate Court, where he was remanded to prison custody. The court session was presided over by Michael Ocloo Esq.
According to the Prosecutor, Detective Chief Inspector Daniel Apedo, the complainant in the case was Gabriel Kweku Narh, a 69-year-old farmer residing in Tesanya, a suburb of Nuaso in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region.
On the fateful day of the incident, Gabriel Narh received a distressing phone call from a witness named Christopher Tetteh, informing him that his elder brother, Kweku Emmanuel, a 78-year-old blind man, had been savagely attacked and killed by their nephew, Eric Narh.
Gabriel Narh rushed to the scene and found his brother lying in a pool of blood. He reported the gruesome incident to the Nuaso police, who conducted an examination of the crime scene. The examination revealed deep machete wounds on the victim’s neck and left hand.
The body of Kweku Emmanuel was transported to the Atua Government Hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the medical officer on duty. The body was then taken to the hospital’s mortuary for preservation and autopsy purposes.
Eric Narh was taken into custody based on the evidence, and he admitted to killing his uncle in response to insults. The machete used in the crime was also recovered from the scene and retained by the police as evidence.
Eric Narh is scheduled to appear before the court again on September 12, 2023, as the investigation and legal proceedings continue.
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