No one arrested in connection with murder of NPP executive – Police

Drama unfolded on Monday, when news about Anthony Mensah, who was arrested by the Western Regional Police Command on suspicion of supplying guns, allegedly for the murder of New Patriotic Party (NPP) treasurer of the Takoradi Constituency, Mark Ofori, two weeks ago, turned out to be “a false alarm”.

Although,  police sources  had  not confirmed the activities of Mensah, who was  arrested  on Sunday, various media  platforms,  using  unconfirmed sources,  mentioned the suspect, as  an  alleged accomplice in the matter, which is under police investigations.

But, in a twist, the Western Regional Police Command, after initial investigations, denied earlier media reports, insisting that it was a hoax.

The Ghanaian Times source explained that an informant who quarrelled with Mensah on Sunday, called the police to “teach him a lesson”, using the NPP treasurer’s case.

Meanwhile, the informant, whose name is being withheld, had also being invited for investigations, a source at the regional police command added.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that the night patrol team arrested Mensah, who is in his 30s at about 8pm on Sunday, at Amanful, a suburb of Takoradi.

When an alarm was raised, Mensah, attempted to escape arrest but was overpowered, arrested and taken to the Western Regional Police Command.

The Western Regional Police Command has placed a bounty on the head of the alleged murders of Mr Ofori.

The Western Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Dedjoe, in a recent interview with the media, disclosed that the deceased received four gun shots during a struggle.

The Ghanaian Times gathered that a cousin (name withheld) to Mark Ofori, who was admitted at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital, after a struggle with the assailant, mentioned that the alleged “murderer”, who was dark in complexion, wore underpants.

The assailant left behind a pistol, his bag and other implements he used for his operation, but rather took away Mr Ofori’s laptop.


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