Deputy Central East Regional Commander, ACP Oduro Amaning, has commended Rainbow Radio’s reporter Kwabena Agyekum Banahene for a key role he played leading to the arrest of a murder suspect.
The Deputy Commander at a press conference on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 noted that the role the reporter played was crucial and commendable.
He asked other journalists to emulate him by providing the Police Service with credible information that could lead to the arrest of criminals.
He disclosed that Banahene through his personal investigation at the risk of life assisted the service in arresting the suspect and other accomplices.
The Police arrested the main suspect behind the murder of 39-year-old Francis Dawson who was murdered and burnt at Fiifi Pratt, a suburb of Gomoa Nyanyano has been arrested by the police.
The suspect who had since relocated to Fetentaa, a suburb of Berekum in the Bono region was picked including two women who have been identified as his accomplices.
On October 16, 2021, 39-year-old Francis Dawson was picked up from his residence at dawn by some men claiming to be police officers.
His charred remains was later found at Fiifi Pratt, a suburb of Gomoa Nyanyano in the Central region and identified by his wife who said had since trekked all nearby police stations in search of him but to no avail.
According to the police, a lead suspect known as Michael Osei aka Major upon interrogation mentioned that he was tasked by one of the suspects, Rose Cobbah to only lead them to the victim’s residence.
Further investigation cited Kwame Tieku Mensah Baah 47years old as the main suspect.
He was therefore placed on the police wanted list.
He kept relocating to places in the Volta and Northern regions until he was finally arrested including two female suspects, Rose Essel Cobbah, and Kyeremaah Vernice at Fetentaa a suburb of Berekum in the Bono region.
During the arrest, police retrieved from the suspects 53 passports, 16 rolls of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp, 9mobile phones, 8sim cards, varied ID cards of some persons as well as other traveling documents from the suspects.