Mercy Nyamekye, also called Nana Yaa, the 40-year-old woman who allegedly stabbed a 28-year-old New Patriotic Party (NPP) women organiser, Amina Moro popularly called Kande, to death at Bibiani in the Western Region has been arrested by the police.
Nana Yaa, after allegedly stabbing Kande with knife and scissors on Tuesday, December 29, 2015, ran away from the area but the police managed to arrest her on Thursday, December 31, 2015.
Supt Nana Kumi, the Bibiani District Police Commander, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect in an interview with DAILY GUIDE, revealed that Nana Yaa would be sent to court today.
Kande, who was the Bibiani Zongo women organiser of the NPP, was allegedly stabbed to death by Nana Yaa who is believed to be the daughter of a bigwig of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the area.
The lifeless body of Amina Kande was initially deposited at the Bibiani Government Hospital for autopsy but has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
The Inside Story
Narrating what she termed as the true story, a cousin of the deceased, Zynab Ayesha Passah, appealed to the public not to politicise the incident and stressed that the family members were poised to ensure that the law takes its course in the matter.
According to her, the suspect and her cousin stayed in the same house and that there was a man called Moses who also stayed in the house.
She disclosed that Moses had left the house because of the incessant quarrels that ensued between him and Nana Yaa, who is the wife of the landlord.
Zynab continued that Nana Yaa’s husband owed Moses an amount of money and so on that fateful Tuesday Moses decided to go to the landlord to collect his money.
When he got to the house, it was Nana Yaa who was around and enquired why Moses was there.
In the process, a quarrel ensued between her and Moses to the extent that some of the tenants had to come out from their rooms to calm tempers down.
Zynab Ayesha Passah said later her cousin (Kande) also came out and pleaded with Moses not to mind Nana Yaa. She added that Kande then decided to take Moses away from Nana Yaa’s presence and as the two were going, the suspect vented her anger on Kande and picked up a quarrel with her. This led to a fight between the two.
Zynab told the paper that some of the residents managed to stop the fight and called in Nana Yaa’s husband who came around, sent the suspect to her room and locked the door.
Kande was also asked to go to her room but as she was about to enter the room, Nana Yaa, whom those around thought was locked up in a room, suddenly came out through a back door leading to Kande’s area, wielding a knife and a pair of scissors.
The suspect allegedly rushed on Kande and stabbed her at the back of her head. Kande, the cousin said, fell down and Nana Yaa purportedly used the scissors and the knife to stab her from the breast to the chest, inflicting on her multiple wounds.
The cousin of the deceased, who is a radio presenter at an Accra-based radio station, told DAILY GUIDE that Kande started shouting for help and a couple of the people in the house came out and found her in a pool of blood as Nana Yaa took to her heels.
The residents tried rushing Kande to the hospital but she gave up the ghost on the way.
Meanwhile a pathologist’s report on Kande indicated that Nana Yaa pierced through her (Kande’s) heart with the tools she (Nana Yaa) allegedly used.
Source: Daily Guide.