A 22-year-old supervisor, Isaac Martey Korley was on Monday remanded into prison custody by an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly stabbing his brother twice in the stomach during a quarrel at Teshie in Accra.
The victim, Abraham Boye Martey is currently on admission at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, whilst the accused has been charged with causing harm and causing unlawful damage. Korley has however denied the charges.
The accused will reappear on February 28 before the court presided over by Mrs Justice Rita Abrokwah-Doko.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the victim Abraham Boye Martey is the junior brother of Korley and the two reside in the same house at Teshie.
Prosecution said the victim and another senior brother Nii Kwesi Adu who is the complainant and a witness in this case were having protracted feud over their late father’s room.
He said on February 3, this year, Korley returned from work at about 2100 hours and took his supper.
Prosecution said after eating, the accused decided to wash his hands in his flower pot placed in front of Abraham’s room. An argument ensued between the two which developed into a scuffle.
The prosecution said Korley was then holding a knife in his hand and surprisingly stabbed the victim two times in his stomach and his back making the victim’s intestines to gush out.
Prosecution said Adu, the senior brother came to separate the two brothers and Abraham who was bleeding profusely was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
He said Korley who was not satisfied with his conduct, destroyed Adu’s motor bike valued at GH¢ 1,900.00 parked in the house.
He said the incident was reported to the Police whilst Korley fled the house and went into hiding.
The prosecution said however that Korley later reported himself to the Nungua Police on February 8, this year where Adu identified him as the culprit.