Ecobank Manager’s killer arrested

Samuel Kwame Boadi, the suspect.

Samuel Kwame Boadi, the suspect.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has made a breakthrough with the arrest of a prime suspect in the murder of the Abrepo Branch Manager of Ecobank, Richard Salla, on December 5, 2014 at his residence at Ahenema Kokoben.

Samuel Kwame Boadi, 20, the suspect, who was sent to the crime scene, demonstrated to the police and a team of journalists how he and his accomplices entered the house.

They jumped over the fence wall after cutting a portion of the barbed wire on the wall surrounding the house.

He said he was the first to jump into the house, and the others, Alex, also known as Tupac and Emmanuel Asiedu, who was armed with a pump action gun, joined him.

The suspect, also known as ‘Bafah’, narrated that they used a car jack to widen the iron rods after opening the glass window, and he entered the dining hall through the hole and opened the door for his colleagues.

According to the suspect, when the deceased was leading them to where he had kept his money upon their demand, he (deceased) attempted to remove the mask of one of them adding that it was at that juncture that the gun went off blowing his face.

Mr. Sallah, 39, also a pastor at the Light House Chapel in Kumasi, was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Ashanti Regional Police Command posted GH¢5, 000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

Briefing newsmen, the Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kofi Boakye, said the suspects took away GH¢400, a Dell tablet, a Samsung X 3 Galaxy mobile phone, three Motorola mobile phones, a Samsung phone, a wrist-watch and a television set.

According to DCOP Boakye, the suspect was arrested at Perkyi Number Two, and a search in his room revealed the laptop computer, the television set and one other mobile phone which had been identified by the complainant, Lorraine Sallah, wife of the deceased as among the items collected from the house by the suspects .

DCOP Boakye gave the assurance that all efforts would be made to arrest the rest of the suspects, and urged the public to provide information to the police.

The Police Commander has again posted a GH¢5, 000 reward for any information leading to the arrest or the photograph of Alex ‘’Tupac” whom, he described as very dangerous, and would open fire at the least provocation adding that, he was armed with a pump action gun.

He said Alex and Asiedu had been terrorising residents, especially at Ahenema Kokoben and all efforts would be made ot arrest them.

From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

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