[ 2012-04-24 ]
The improvised explosive device killed one and injures four children
Man kills boy, injures four 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
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
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
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 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.
Source - Daily Graphic
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