Kofi Letsu, alias Koffa, the third accused person in the murder of a 33-year-old welder at Anloga in the Keta municipality, is reported dead.
Letsu, who was accused together with three others of killing Peter Tamakloe, died on March 17, at the Ho Government Hospital.
The Anloga District Police Commander, ASP Kwesi Boakye, who confirmed the death to The Ghanaian Times said, they had information from the Ho Prison authorities that Koffa was taken ill on Monday, March 16, and was sent to the hospital but died the following day.
He said, the corpse had been conveyed to the Police Hospital morgue in Accra for a autopsy to determine the actual cause of death.
Kofi Letsu, Kwaku Teteza, 28, the fetish priest, and John Afitzie alias Auto were to make their next appearance in court in May. Their last appearance was on February 18.
The fourth suspect, Agbenyega Agboka Agbavor is still being sought for by the police.
Kofi Letsu, 19, who was allegedly seen on July, 9, digging a grave in an uncompleted building in which Peter Tamakloe was later found buried, was apprehended at his hide-out at a fitting shop near the Tetteh Quarshie Roundabout in Accra, at 11.30 a.m. on Tuesday September 16.
His arrest became the turning point, when he led the police to retrieve a plastic container full of the blood of Peter Tamakloe from the compound of the fetish priest.
The brown plastic container with the lid tightly closed which was wrapped with a black polythene bag, was dug from a pit near a pile of cement blocks neatly arranged in the home of the fetish priest, Kwaku Teteza.
Koffa during interrogation, gave a detailed account of how the murder was committed
Kwaku Teteza, the fetish priest who previously denied his involvement in the murder had to confess, and gave a harrowing account of how the murder was committed after Koffa’s revelation.
Teteza, 28, disclosed that he lured the victim, Peter Tamakloe, 33, a welder from Accra, to his shrine under the pretext of performing rituals for him to get rich. At the uncompleted building which served as the shrine, he asked Tamakloe to kneel on a red calico, tied his hands behind him and blindfolded him, and then hit him on the head with an iron rod, and when he fell down unconscious, they cut his throat with a dagger and drained the blood into plastic containers.
From Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu, Anloga