Two grabbed over Akwamufie murders

TWO persons have been arrested in connection with the gruesome murder of two African-American women at Akwamufie in the Asougyaman District of the Eastern Region on Tuesday.

They are Nana Obiri Yeboah, 49, and Anokye Frimpong, 24.

Confirming the arrest to The Ghanaian Times, the Eastern Regional Police Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Edward Faakye-Kumi, said the two suspects were arrested yesterday and were currently in the custody of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) Headquarters in Accra, assisting in investigations.

He said the police were still on the ground looking for others who might be involved and appealed to the public to assist the police with information.

The two African-American women were killed and buried by unknown persons at the outskirts of Akwamufie.

The deceased, Mane Lena, 75, and Diop Nzanga, 69, were reported missing when a close associate realised that they had not been seen in public since Monday and numerous calls to their mobile phones went unanswered.

The friend reported the matter to the Akosombo Police Command which suspected a foul play after a search in their house yield no results.

The Police therefore urged the chief of the area to organise a search party to look for the missing women and that led to the discovery of their bodies in a shallow grave near the town.

The bodies were exhumed and deposited at the Police Hospital mortuary in Accra for autopsy.The death of the two expatriates is suspected to be associated with chieftaincy disputes following disagreements between them and the community.

From Ama Tekyiwaa Ampadu  Nyarko &David Kodjo, Koforidua

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