Denu court to hear bail application of an alleged murder

A Denu High Court in the Volta Region, will today hear a bail application of a fetish priest and three others who allegedly murdered a 33-year old welder at Angola-Afatoma in the Keta municipality on Friday July 11, 2014.

The fetish priest Kweku Teteza, 28, and John Affizie, alias Auto, were arrested in Nigeria and Kwabenya in Accra where they had gone hiding after murdering Peter Tamakloe behind the shrine of the priest.

They made their first appearance before the High Court on Thursday, July, 12 last month but, the presiding Judge, Justice Alex Owusu-Ofori declined to hear the bail application until they secure a legal representation.

Teteza and Affizie had filed for bail after being on remand for the past three years after being provisionally charged for conspiracy and murder.

The third person Agbenyega Agboka Agbavor is on the run and being sought by the police while the fourth suspect Kofi Letsu, alias Koffa, died at the Ho Prisons two years ago.

The Ghanaian Times on July 23, 2014 reported that the Anloga police had launched a manhunt for Teteza, for allegedly murdering the 33-year old welder from Accra at Anloga in the Keta municipality.

The fetish priest and Koffa, allegedly killed Peter Tamakloe on Friday July 11,2014 and buried him in an uncompleted building at Afatome.

The deceased who lost his father the previous month was carrying on him GH5000 to renovate the family house ahead of his father’s funeral at Woe, near Anloga in October 2014.

According to the Anloga police, a report was received from the Kwabenya police in Accra on July 17, from Mr. Robert Tamakloe and Gideon Tamakloe, that their brother Peter had travelled to their home town, but did not reach his destination.

The police said that same day information reached the Anloga police that the deceased on arrival was seen in the company of a fetish priest at Afatome, a suburb of Anloga.

The house of the fetish priest was traced but he was not available and at about 10:30pm information gathered revealed that someone was buried in a grave which was seen being dug by Koffa, an errand boy of the fetish priest.

The police on July 18 visited the scene and upon critical investigation found that a human body was buried there.

An exhumation order was obtained from the district coroner and when the body was exhumed it was found to be a male identified by the complainants to be Peter Tamakloe, partially decomposed.

By Lawrence Vomafa-Akpalu

 

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