3rd Suspect In Anloga Welder’s Murder Arrested

The Anloga Police have arrested a third suspect in the murder of the 33-year-old welder at Anloga on July 11.

Kofi Letsu, 19, alias Koffa was apprehended at his hideout at a fitting shop near the Tetteh-Quarshie Roundabout, in Accra, at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday.

He was allegedly seen on July 9, digging a grave in an uncompleted building in which the deceased was later found buried.

The fourth suspect; Agbenyega Agboka Agbavor, is still being sought by the police.

Two others, Kwaku Tettezah, the 28-year- old fetish priest, and John Afitzie, who were earlier arrested in Nigeria and Kwabenya, Accra, respectively, were on August 15 arraigned before the Anloga Magistrate Court, charged with conspiracy and murder, and remanded.

The Ghanaian Times, on July 29, reported that the police had mounted a search for Kwaku Tettezah, 28, Agbenyega Agboka Agbavor and one Koffa for allegedly murdering a 33-year -old welder at Anloga on July 11.

Investigations led to the arrest of John Afitzie, a friend of the deceased, at Kwabenya, while Tettezah was apprehended in Nigeria, through collaboration with the INTERPOL of that country, and Ghana.

He was arrested on August 8 and brought into the country by the Keta Divisional Police Command, and arraigned before the court on August 15. He was remanded, while efforts were made to arrest Kofi Letsu, alias Koffa and Agbenyega Agboka Agbavor.

Koffa’s arrest, according to Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Robert Kwesi Boakye, the Anloga District Commander, would help speed investigations to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder of the 33-year-old welder.

According to the Anloga Police, a report was received from the Kwabenya Police, on July 17, 2014, through Robert Tamakloe and Gideon Tamakloe, that their brother, Peter Tamakloe now deceased, aged 33 and resident at Dome Kwabenya in Accra, travelled to their hometown, Woe, near Anloga on July 11, 2014, but did not reach his destination.

Chief Inpector Oduro said the house of the fetish priest was traced but he was not available, and a search was conducted, which yielded no results.

The same day, information reached the police at Anloga that the deceased, on his arrival, was last seen in the company of a fetish priest, at Afatome, a suburb of Anloga.

At about 10:30 p.m., information gathered, revealed that someone was buried in a grave dug in an uncompleted building by Koffa or Kofi, an errand boy to the accused, at mid-day on July 9, 2014.

The police, on August 18, visited the scene and upon critical investigations, discovered a human body buried there.

An exhumation order was obtained from the district coroner, and when the body was exhumed, it was found to be partially decomposed and identified by the complainants as Peter Tamakloe.

The neck was found slashed with a sharp object, the face blind-folded with a black scarf and the mouth gagged with a red scarf, while both hands were tied behind him with rope and the legs with a cord.

The body was conveyed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra and an autopsy performed on it.

Investigations established that Kwaku Tettezah, Koffa and Agbenyegah Abavor, both at large, and John Aftizie, an intimate friend of the deceased, introduced him to the convict and together, they conspired and murdered him.

The deceased has since been buried.

The Ghanaian Times on July 23, reported that the Anloga Police had begun a man hunt for Kwaku Tettezah, the 28-year-old fetish priest for allegedly murdering the 33-year-old welder at Anloga in the Keta municipality.

The fetish priest and an accomplice, whose name was only given as Kofa also of the shrine, allegedly killed Peter Tamakloe, 33, on Friday, July 11, 2014 and buried him in an uncompleted building at Afatome, a suburb of Anloga.

The deceased who lost his father last month, was allegedly carrying on him GH¢5,000 for the renovation of the family house, ahead of the father’s funeral in October, this year.

Meanwhile, the Anloga Police has appealed to the public to volunteer information that will lead to the arrest of Agbenyege from his hideout. He was last seen at Gamenu near Anyamu.

From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

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