Landguard Arrested For 3 Murders At Tema

tnA 36-year-old man, believed to be a land-guard, was on Monday arrested by the Tema Regional Police Command for allegedly murdering an Immigration Officer, Kofi Quist Defor at Mataheko in Tema, last year.

Ernest Ewaya, also known as Mustapha  is also said to be the brain behind the murder of two businessmen at Tema, 55-year-old Samuel Davis Ayibah, who was shot in the head last March, and Henry Adu Gyamfi, based in Spain.

Briefing the media on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Beatrice Zakpa Vib-Sanziri, the Tema Regional Police Commander said Ewaya was arrested at 11 p.m. at Ashaiman Ashawo Line, with the assistance of some residents.

However, his accomplice, Iddrisu Kenkensu, alias Iddi is currently on the run.

It would be recalled that on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at about 3am, Defor, 36, a resident of Mataheko and working at the Immigration Headquarters in Accra, was shot in the right shoulder and later hit several times with a hoe in the presence of his wife, a three-month-old baby and other relatives, till he died.

Adu Gyamfi of Tema Community Four was also killed later, while Ayibah who lived at “E” Road, Tema, was shot by two men on a motorbike when he attempted to move his Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number GT449-14.

DCOP Vip-Sanziri said Ewaya was the pillion rider while Kenkensu was the rider in the murder of Ayiba.

She said after a series of murder in the Tema region, residents became afraid and the Police assured them that the perpetrators would be brought to book to bring life back to normal.

She said the police had intensified its patrols and the Command was “seriously” hunting for the killers of another man shot and killed at Community 25, together with all those who might have been involved in one crime or the other.

She urged the public to assist the Police with information and avoid buying stolen goods in order not to be arrested for abetment of crime.

She hinted that the police would soon organise an identification parade to enable victims of crimes to come and identify the perpetrators.

From Dzifa Emma Tetteh,
Tema

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