4 arrested in connection with Kumasi murder

Four people including two juveniles have been arrested by the Kumasi Airport District Police Command in the Ashanti Region for their alleged involvement in the murder of a 35-year-old woman.

Margaret Aborah, 60; Emmanuel Afriyie, 36, and the two juveniles are in police custody assisting in investigations into the crime.

The victim, Naomi Opoku, plantain chips seller and resident of Brofoyedu, was said to have been raped resulting in her death at Buokrom in Kumasi.

According to the Deputy Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Ashanti Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godwin Ahianyo, preliminary investigations into the death revealed that on December 28, 2018, at about 5:30p.m. the deceased decided to break from hawking on the roadside and went to the drinking spot of one of the suspects, Aborah, to drink local gin (Akpeteshie).

ASP Ahinanyo alleged she was served with some shots of Akpeteshie by the granddaughter of Aborah and she became dazed after taking it, and so Aborah ordered her two juvenile grandsons to carry the deceased into one of their rooms so she could rest and regain consciousness.

The police said Afriyie who was also present at the spot and noticed where the deceased was taken to, sneaked into the room, took advantage of her condition and allegedly had bout of sex with her.

The juveniles, according to the police had information about what Afriyie was doing in the room and they quickly went there and caught him in the act but looked on unconcerned amidst giggling.

When Aborah was informed about what Afriyie had done, she failed to report him to the police and on December 29, 2018, at about 5:30a.m. Aborah and her grandchildren found the deceased dead in the room.

Aborah then conspired with her grandsons and carried the deceased and dumped her on the street about 100 meters from the drinking spot.

The police was informed about the incident and investigations led to the arrest of the four suspects.

Her body has been deposited at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s morgue for autopsy.



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