Crime & Law

Another suspect put before court in law lecturer’s murder case

Another suspect has been arraigned at the Kaneshie District Court in connection with the death of the University of Ghana law lecturer, Professor Yaw Benneh.

The suspect, Ebenezer Kwayisi alias Junior, was arraigned at the Kaneshie District Court Monday morning by the prosecution in the case, reports Graphic Online’s Justice Agbenorsi.

Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, was found dead at his residence at Adjiriganor in Accra.

Police investigations has pointed to killing and Kwayisi is the latest suspect to be arrested and arraigned in connection with the case, aside other suspects who have already been arraigned at the same court, presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye.

Among the charges slapped on Kwayisi are murder and abetment of crime but his plea was not taken when appeared Monday morning.

This is because the charges and facts were not read in court, reports Agbenorsi.

Already, the lead suspect in the case, James Nana Womba, who according to the police confessed his involvement in the killing has died.

He died whilst in police custody on October 17, 2020.

According to the police, he suddenly fell ill whilst in custody and was rushed to the police hospital where he died.

The court is yet to receive the post mortem report on the late Womba to know what actually killed him.

The prosecutor in the case, Inspector Ebenezer Teye-Okuffo told the court that on Monday that the post-mortem examination on James Nana Womba was being conducted by Chief Superintendent Dr Owusu Afriyie of the Police Hospital in Accra.

At the hearing Monday, the second suspect in the case Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah was absent.

The prosecutor told the court that the second suspect in the case, Nkansah was also indisposed and was receiving treatment at the Police Hospital.

Inspector Teye-Okuffo prayed the court to adjourn the case to enable the prosecution to consolidate the charges in the case.

The case was adjourned to November 9, 2020 to enable Nkansah to recuperate in order to consolidate the charge sheet.

Source: Graphic

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