British murderer for court

Arthur Simpson-Kent, Suspect

Arthur Simpson-Kent, Suspect

The British, Arthur Sampson-Kent, 48, who was arrested over the weekend near the Busua beach in the Western Region, for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and two children, will be arraigned before the Kaneshie Magistrate’s Court today.

He was to have appeared in court yesterday, but due to other challenging circumstances, the police were unable to arraign him before the court.

Simpson-Kent, was said to have gruesomely murdered his girlfriend, Sian Blake, 43, and children, Zachary, 8, and Amon, 4, and later fled to Ghana.

The Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commissioner of Police (COP) Prosper Kwame Agblor, told newsmen in Accra yesterday, that on January 7, the CID received a request from the National Crime Agency through International Police Organisation (INTERPOL) Manchester and the British High Commission in Accra, for assistance to arrest Simpson-Kent who had fled the UK.

Following the request, the CID put together a team of detectives, led by Deputy Superintendent of Police Hanson Gove, of the Homicide Unit, to search for the fugitive.

On Saturday, of January 9, the team went to two communities in the Western Region, Busua and Butre, where information indicated the man was hiding.

He said with the assistance of the local police and the chiefs and residents of the communities, an intensive search was mounted and the fugitive was smoked out of the thicket near Butre, where he was hiding, armed with a knife.

He was disarmed and arrested.

The suspect is alleged to have buried the bodies of the victims in a shallow grave in the garden behind their apartment at Erith, in London.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme       

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