Prince Amoah, a young boy from Apremdo in the Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipality of the Western Region, has described how he was nearly put to death after being misidentified as a thief and subjected to severe beatings as a result of the misunderstanding.

During an interview on the show Omanbapa that was broadcast on Connect FM’s Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, he related the tragic details of his life story to the host.

So sad; Innocent young boy mistaken for a thief almost beaten to death in Takoradi

He claimed that everything started going wrong for him when he was asleep and heard a knock on his door.

This is what he had to say:

“I was in my room sleeping around 3:00 am when I heard someone knocking on the door.

“He pleaded with me to repair his motor for him. I initially rejected the offer because the time was not favourable but he insisted I come out to talk to him, which I obliged. Immediately, I opened my door, three more men came and they started beating me. They had machetes, iron rods, and many weapons.


He continues by saying that the officer who was on duty at the time requested that the angry guys take him to the hospital, and it was in the hospital that they learned they had battered the wrong person.

“On our way to the hospital, they looked at me again and realized I was not the one they were looking for and that I was a mistaken identity. They dropped me off and gave me GH¢50 to pay for my hospital bills and left,” he added.


According to TV3 News, Prince is presently at a medical facility getting treatment.

In the meantime, the Kwesimintsim Police Station has taken the case into their own hands and opened a comprehensive investigation in an effort to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.