A Tarkwa Circuit Court has remanded Chen Jing Juo, a 44 year old Chinese national for alleged murder.
His plea was not taken.
The deceased has been identified as Liu Xin Ping, 32, also a Chinese national.
Briefing the media, Chief Superintendent Kwadwo Antwi-Tabi, Divisional Commander of the Ghana Police Service, said the suspect and his wife Lucy Chen, 33, run an excavator rental business.
He said about three weeks ago, the deceased, Tan Hai Bing and Liu Xiao-Zhong, 46 rented an excavator from Lucy for a day at a fee of 6,000 Ghana cedis but within two hours the equipment got stuck in a mud and they alerted Lucy.
Commander Antwi-Tabi said Lucy asked for a loan of 400 cedis from the deceased to enable her hire a salvage truck to remove the excavator from the mud, which the deceased obliged.
He said on December 13, at 2200 hours, the three went to see Lucy and the husband about the loan and outstanding jobs that the excavator could not finish but Lucy’s husband Chen, who had not been informed about the loan, got angry.
While tempers ran high, Liu Xiao-Zhong, rushed out of the room followed by Lucy who had locked the main door to the house, pulled out a registered pump action gun from his car but because a crowd had gathered, he abandoned it.
When they returned to the room, Liu Xin Ping was found lying in a pool of blood, the Policeman said.