Pregnant Woman Killed, Four Arrested

The Linedup of the suspectsFour people have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder of a six month old pregnant woman at Abossey Okai, a suburb of Accra.

They are Kabiru Ibrahim, 42, a spare parts dealer: Joseph Armah Quison, 35, alias Amass, a garbage collector; Kweku Bafoe, 28, alias Herbalist, a spare parts dealer (the deceased’s boy friend), and Inusah Iddi, 45, a drug store attendant.

The suspects were said to have dumped the body of the deceased, Rita Gifty Agyeiwaa, 20, at Abossey Okai near a drainage, having kept her in Bafoe’s room for three days.

Briefing The Ghanaian Times, the Kaneshie District Police Commander Chief Superintendent Fleance Adikah, said on November 14, 2014, police had information that a body had been wrapped in a mattress and dumped near a drain. They went to the place for the decomposed body and deposited it at the Police Hospital mortuary.

Mr Adikah said during interrogation, Bafoe told the police that the deceased was sick on November 9, and   he went to Iddi at about 10 p.m. for medicine for her.

Chief Supt. Adikah said Bafoe administered the medicine on the deceased, and when he returned from work the following morning, he discovered that her condition had worsened.

Bafoe, according Chief Supt, Adikah, said he approached Iddi who advised him to send the deceased to hospital, since her condition was not getting better, but Bafoe told him that she would be well.

Chief Supt. Adikah said on November 11, at about 4 p.m. when Bafoe returned from work, he found that the girlfriend had died.

Bafoe, he said, informed Kabiru about the girlfriend’s death and the two planned how to dispose of the body.

Chief Supt. Adika said when they took the body to the dumping site, they asked Armah to assist them to dump the body of the deceased.

He said Kabiru was said to have hired a truck having convinced the owner that he needed it to collect rubbish, but instead used it to dump the deceased’s body near the drain.

Chief Supt. Adika said a visit to Bafoe’s house where he lived with the deceased for three years, revealed that, Bafoe had packed his belongings, together with that of the deceased to avoid a trace of any relationship between them.

The suspects, he said, went into hiding when the incident happened, but were arrested on November 21, at Kaneshie.

He said Bafoe told the police that the deceased informed him that she was a native of Bekwai, but he did not know any of her relatives.

Chief Supt. Adika said the suspects would be put before court as soon as investigations were concluded.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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