The University of Ghana was hit with a bang following the murder of one of its students – an unfortunate incident which happened after a verbal altercation between the deceased and one George Osei Mensah.
Martin Tweneboah, popularly known as Chief Tipsy was reportedly stabbed to death by George Osei Mensah, Saturday evening at the Commonwealth Hall, University of Ghana.
Chief Tipsy is believed to be aged 32 and hails from Nsoatre in the Brong Ahafo region.
He is said to have met his untimely death when George, the suspect, reportedly snatched a knife from a nearby khebab seller and stabbed him about six times in the neck.
The two were part of a group of former residents of the Hall (Old Vandals) who attended the funeral of another ‘fellow’ at Amrahia.
According to a statement by the Old Vandals Association, the said argument started in the bus in which they were travelling and attempts by colleagues to get them to ceasefire proved futile.
“The argument became heated and the two had to be separated on several occasions by others. It went on and on. So, when we got to Atomic Junction, the driver was advised to stop and the two were thrown out of the bus. Others joined them.
“When they got to the Hall, they had not stopped. It was at this time that the killer allegedly grabbed the knife of the khebab seller and cut the victim several times with it. The victim bled profusely and was rushed to the Legon Hospital by the killer and some Vandals,” portions of the statement read.
The police have begun investigations into the killing. The officers have cordoned off the crime scene for assessment and collection of evidence.
Meanwhile, George is in the custody of the police.
Reports indicate that George is not a member of the hall. However, he has been an active participant of every Vandal program because he drums and is a member of the supporters group, Vandasu-Vandals Supporters Union.