Crime

4 CHARGED OVER MURDER OF UG LECTURER

The Kaneshie District Court has remanded at least four persons in connection with the murder of Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, a senior law lecturer at the University of Ghana.

The law lecturer was found murdered in his house at Adjiringanor, a suburb of Accra on Saturday, September 12.

And the four persons so far arrested have been charged with murder.

They are Christian Pobee, 32, James Nana Womba, 26, Isaac Botchwey, 41, and Adams Mensah Mansur, 52.

These suspects, according to the police, rendered domestic services  such as cleaners and gardeners at the residence of the ‘murdered lecturer’.

The late professor’s  colleague at the Faculty, Dr Poku Adusei, had announced earlier that he was “murdered” in the same fashion as the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

“It appears to be an act perpetuated about three days ago [Thursday], but it was just discovered this morning,” he noted.

Police picked up the body of Prof Benneh who lives alone from his home on that fateful day.

The case is being heard at the Kaneshie District Court.

Per documents at the Kaneshie District Court Prof Benneh was found dead with a rag in his mouth with his hands and legs tied with a rope.

Lawyers for two of the accused persons are already challenging the work done by the police investigators.

 A member of the legal team Robert Sumaa on Wednesday told the court the prosecutors have failed to show how the accused persons are connected to the crime.
He urged the court to grant them bail insisting despite being saddened by the death of the lecturer, the police must carry out thorough investigations.

State prosecutors opposed the bail application saying investigations had just commenced and the application was premature.

The Court presided over by Eleanor Botwe denied the accused person bail. Sitting continues on September 30.

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