6 Held For Prophetess’ Murder

arm 5Six people who allegedly murdered Prophetess Agnes Koomson of the Grace Saviour Ministry at Lomnava, a suburb of Accra, have been arrested by the police.

They were said to have raided the house and shot the prophetess in the right eye, and her son, Prince Oduro, in the ribs.

The suspects are Yaw Dodzi, alias Awudu, 29, Yusif Seidu, alias Issiew, 23, Solomon Lamptey alias Raja, 25, Sumaila Ayittey, 18, Richard Avor, 26, and Nii Lamptey Daniel, 20.

The suspects were alleged to have been involved in a series of robberies at Kasoa and its environs where they raided an MTN office and later shot and killed a young lady at the Kasoa traffic light.

Described as notorious criminals, the police said, after killing the lady, they proceeded to Akweley, a suburb of Kasoa, and under a strange circumstance, killed a gang member called Kaska.

They were also believed to be behind last month’s horrible murder of the UK-based Chairman of the Convention People’s Party, Hayford Akrofi, at his Asofan residence, in Accra.

Briefing the media in Accra yesterday, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police, (DCOP), Christian Tetteh Yohuno, said “Their modus operandi is the use of children to rob and kill their victims.”

“During interrogation, they said they first go to the boys quarters of occupants or the children’s room, take them hostage at gun point, and ask one of them to call their parents that they are not well and, therefore, need urgent attention.”

“When the parents open their doors to attend to their children, to their surprise, the suspects would attack and rob them”.

The Police Commander said on July 31, acting upon an intelligence report, Dodzi, who claimed to be a barber, operating at Akyem Awisa, was arrested at Abossey Okai after he had teamed up with Avor for a robbery.

He said Dodzi admitted his involvement in many robbery operations, citing Ayittey, Lamptey and Sumaila as his accomplices.

DCOP Yohuno said on August 1, whilst Dodzi was in Police custody without the knowledge of the other accomplices, he was asked to lure Yusif to a place around Kaneshie First Light to rob a victim he claimed to have identified.

He said Yusif immediately came down in the company of Ayittey fully prepared for the operation, and was arrested while Ayittey managed to escape but was later arrested.

He said a search on them revealed two pump action guns.

The suspects, he said further admitted having a hand in the killing of the prophetess and that they took three of her mobile phones and GH¢500 cash.

He mentioned Swedru and Oda, in the Eastern Region as the hideouts of the suspects.

The suspects are to be put before court as soon as investigations are concluded.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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