A-G Studies Docket On Adwoa Akwanim’s Murder Case

MRS.MARIETTA BREW APPIAH-OPPONG MINISTER FOR JUSTICE AND ATTORNEY GENERALThe Axim Police in the Western Region have forwarded the docket on the murder of  52-year-old, Adwoa Akwanim, a coconut  seller, killed on a coconut plantation in December last  year to  the Attorney General’s Department for advice.

“We have forwarded the docket to the Attorney-General’s  office for advice and action and when this  process is completed, we will then  be  in the  position whether to charge the suspects  or not,” a police  source told The Ghanaian Times at the week end.

Meanwhile, three suspects, Mensah Blay, alias Abiola, a 30-year-old coconut farmer, Akwasi Anane Asare, alias Rasta, a farmer and the farm manager of Blay and Vincent Kwofie, a brother of Blay, who were arrested in connection with the case, appeared   before the Axim Magistrate Court on January 23 and were remanded in prison custody to reappear before the court on February 20.

Their pleas were not taken.

The murder of Adwoa sent shock waves in the Enyimbrim Town and members of community were at a loss as to what might have caused this bloody incident before the Christmas holidays.

Earlier, in a briefing with The Ghanaian Times,  the Police Public RelationsOfficer, ASP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, said at about 11.40 p.m.  on December 18, 2013, the Tufuhene of Enyimbrim, Kweku Gyamfi, reported to  the Salman police that, at about 8:30 a.m., that day, Blay invited Adwoa to his  coconut plantation under the pretext of selling copra to  her.

But as at about 6pm, Adwoa, had not returned home, and, therefore, a search  party was  organised to  look for her and at about 10:00 p.m., her body was found  under a coconut tree with bullet wounds on her,  while a jute sack filled with coconuts and a  machete lay beside her.

A report was made to the police at Axim and after inspection, the body was sent to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, where an autopsy report revealed that, she died   from gunshot wounds. From Clement Adzei Boye, Takoradi

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