Two male students of the Tamale Technical University have been arrested by police in the Northern regional capital on suspicion of robbing and killing a head pastor.
The two, Dojie Kwame, 28, and Akwasi Bio, 18, were arrested Saturday in Tamale a day after Pastor Ocran Ebenezer of the End Time Believers Fellowship, was attacked and killed at his private home in Kumbihiyi near Malshegu in the metropolis.
According to DCOP Mr Patrick Sarpong the head pastor was murdered with a pestle on Thursday at 10pm by the suspects and his Blue Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number, GN 1764-14 and unspecified amount of money were also taken away by the suspected killers.
The case was reported to the police by another pastor of the church named, Ben Asamoah the next day and the body of the 64-year old preacher, was taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital morgue.
However, at about 3pm same day, [Saturday], the stolen Toyota vehicle seen in a fitting shop at Lamashegu Industrial area, the police said at a press conference.
The owners had brought the vehicle to be re-sprayed and sold but the mechanic became suspicious and called police.
Police undercover investigators were dispatched to the scene and the informant was made to call the suspects.
The two students were then arrested when they arrived after informant told them someone wanted to buy the vehicle.
Dojie Kwame was identified as a co-tenant of the murdered pastor and the one who brought the vehicle and asked that it should be put up for sale.
The two, however confessed killing the man of God and are currently in custody for further probe.
Cases of theft and murder in recent times have been on the rise in and around the Northern regional capital but Mr. Sarpong assured the general public of the Northern regional police command's commitment to ending the menace.
By: Prince Kwame Tamakloe
Reports reaching Rainbow Radio has it that a group of land guards have allegedly murdered a commercial driver known as Allebe at Opoeikuma near Kasoa in the Central region.
According to information available to the station, two of the suspects reportedly boarded the deceased’s vehicle and upon reaching their destination decided to alight without paying the lorry fare. This resulted in a heated argument between the driver and the suspects.
The suspects were said to have informed their colleagues numbering about 12 over what happened. They reportedly stormed the driver’s residence attacked with blocks and finally stabbing him.
The group also damaged deceased 207 benz vehicle in the process.
Wife of the deceased, Mrs. Tetteh confirmed the story and added that, his son went to report the incident to police when the suspects were in the act but the police failed to respond and rather gave him a medical form to send his father to the hospital.
According to her, the late husband originally known as Sampson Tetteh, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and other parts of the body.
The Police have arrested a 30 year old man suspected to be behind the false terrorist attack on the Accra Mall, a statement from the police has announced.
The suspect who was arrested in his hideout at Offinso in the Ashanti region on November 1, 2017 and is currently in police custody is assisting in investigation, the statement stated further.
It would be recalled that on September 24, 2017 there was a wise circulation on various social media platforms about terrorist attack on the Accra Mall. This created fear and panic and nearly destabilized business activities at the Mall. Thorough investigations conducted by the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) led to the arrest of the suspect as the originator of the hoax,’’ the statement said.
The police cautioned the public to desist from the use of prank and also assured all the public that the police have the capacity to fish out persons who circulate false news on social media and other platform in relation to issues that can have national security implications, the statement signed by ACP David Eklu concluded.
A self styled lawyer in Kumasi has been apprehended by the regional police command.
The suspect, Michael Asante who is also known as lawyer Asante, has been parading himself as a law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the police told journalists today [Thursday].
According to the police, the fake lawyer also promised to, among other things enlist some of his victims into the security services, get them admissions into tertiary institutions and other unspecified jobs.
He however failed to fulfill his promise to those he took money from until he was arrested 24th October, 2017.
The police further revealed that the suspect on other occasions presented himself to his unsuspecting clients as a travel consultant and a Senior State Attorney at the Attorney General’s office in Kumasi. During the month of April through to October 2017, the suspect introduced himself to two contractors as a special assistant to the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with a promise that he could secure them contracts to build oil storage tanks for the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). He then asked the two contractors to pay him an amount of GHS695,000 to facilitate the process for them.
The Ashanti regional police command have conducted a swooping leading to the arrest of over 245 suspected criminals and commercial sex workers.
The suspects are currently being screened at the Regional Police Command.
The screening, according to the police was aimed at gathering enough evidence for the suspects to be arraigned before the courts.
COP Ken Yeboah, addressing journalists on the swoop described the exercise as one of the biggest swoops in the region.
He indicated that, five (5) of the suspects who were found with substances suspected to be Indian hemp, have been handed over to the Drug Law Enforcement Unit for further investigations.
He added that, thirty-five (35) other female suspects also believed to be sex workers have been handed over to the Anti-Human Trafficking Unit for further investigations.
A forty-two (42) year old man whose name was given as Abdul Aziz Hussein, has reportedly stabbed his wife over a cat meat at Zanburi in the Northern region.
Narrating the incident to Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm, our reporter Prince Kwame Tamakloe said the victim Maame Aku aka Daavi, bought the meat on her way from a burial ceremony so she will use it for a meal at home.
However, the husband who is a Muslim was angered by that because his religion does not allow him to eat cat meat.
According to Prince, the two argued over the issue and questioned why the wife had to use his utensils to prepare the cat meat when she knew he does not eat cat meat.
The victim is currently on admission at the hospital and in a critical condition.
A 52 year-old hunter and farmer, Opanyin Agya Appiah has allegedly shot his wife dead at Manso Afraso in the Ashanti region.
Nyankonton Mu Nsem’s reporter, Abdul Malik Anokye narrating the incident on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm said, the suspect had consistently exchanged heated words with the wife at the least provocation.
He blamed the deceased for his inability to catch or kill trapping animals.
According to him, the hunter upon returning from his usual routine Thursday, picked a fight with the wife. The wife whose name was given as Ama Sewaa, 42 rushed into a neighbour’s room for cover but the hunter fired his gun through the neighbour’s door, and the wife was hit in the tummy leading to her death.
He later attempted suicide after realizing that the wife was dead but was unsuccessful and is currently on admission at the hospital receiving treatment.
Abdul Malik Anokye said Agya Appiah after his action went to a dumping site where he attempted the suicide but had his hand chopped off.