Chinese Throat ‘Slasher’ Grabbed


The Police have arrested a Chinese man for using an offensive weapon to cause harm to his Ghanaian co-worker at a construction site in the Kweikuma suburb of Takoradi, in the Western Region.

Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect, Xue Hue, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, allegedly attacked the victim, who is a mason with a construction company at Kweikuma, with a knife inflicting a deep cut on his neck.

The victim has since been treated and discharged.

Meanwhile, the suspect is in custody of police assisting in investigation, and will be put before court on Friday, September 30, 2022, to face justice.

Isaac Boateng’s throat was slashed following agitation by workers of the Chinese who were demanding their salaries.

Per the report, a construction firm of the Chinese was contracted to erect structures around the flats of the Ghana Navy at Kweikuma.

The company was said to be owing salaries of its workers for a couple of days hence the protest by the workers to demand for their salaries when tempers flared.

Some military officers intervened to calm tempers before the injured Ghanaian worker was rushed to the hospital for medical treatment.

The situation earlier heightened security on the premises of the company which they started to pay the workers after the incident.

One of the workers narrating how the incident occurred to the media said “We have worked for the whole month and our salaries had not been paid so we had a meeting and asked our Chinese employer why we have not been paid.

He continued that “one of our colleagues went to the Chinese boss to find out what was wrong with the salaries because we have families and we also owe some people.

“In the heat of the argument, the Chinese boss pulled a flick knife and slashed the throat of our colleague.
He suffered deep wounds, blood traces could be seen everywhere.
He was rushed to the Effiankwanta Hospital and we pray he will survive,” he alleged.

“Some military [officers] intervened and calm was restored later but the foreigner who committed the crime was still walking around. We are in pain and demand justice for our brother. We are about 80 workers here and they pay each of us GH¢18 a day for the tedious construction we work are doing here,” he added.


-BY Daniel Bampoe