Businessman murdered at Bogoso

Mr. Francis Arthur, a 46-year-old businessman was on Thursday murdered by unknown assailants at Daddy’s Guest House in Bogoso, in the Prestea Huni/Valley Dis-trict.

The Prestea Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Timothy Dassah, who confirmed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA), said his office had a distress call around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday that Francis Arthur was nowhere to be found, and that they suspected he had been kidnapped.

He said after receiving the information, a team of police officers were dispatched to the area and while conducting a search around the premises, they found the body lying in a pool of blood at the drinking bar of the guest house.

DSP Dassah said an examination of the body revealed several cutlass wounds on the head.

He said the body had been deposited at the Prestea Government Hospital for autopsy.

Information gathered from some workers at the Guest House, he said, revealed that although the deceased had his own house, he sometimes spent the night at the guest house.

DSP Dassah said according to the workers the deceased checked in after 11pm on Wednesday, and the next day some staff at the guest house found the door leading to his room opened with his Pick-up vehicle parked in front of the guest house.

He said the workers tried to contact the deceased on his mobile phones but the phones were all switched off.

The Police Commander said they later found a key to the deceased’s gold shop, which is half a kilometre away from the guest house.

DSP Dassah said when they inspected the shop together with some staff of the deceased, the gold and money being kept there by him were intact.

He urged the general public to assist the police by volunteering information to assist them to arrest the perpetrators of the crime.

—GNA

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