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Lead suspect in the murder of Prof Benneh dies

Professor Yaw Benneh, the lead suspect in the murder of the Legon Law professor, died on Saturday at the Police Hospital in Accra.

According to the police, he had been ill for a while and had been placed on oxygen at the hospital’s intensive care unit, but had died some time later.

At his Adjiriganor mansion in Accra, James Nana Womba had earlier revealed his role in the gruesome murder of the late plaw scholar.

He was one of four people who were arrested originally on suspicion of murder.

The state dropped charges against the other three, including his confession and the identification of his accomplices.

Officers from the Ghanaian Police Force were also able to apprehend one of the accomplices.

Since then, one Opambour Agya Badu, identified by the prosecutors as a designated accomplice of Mr. Womba, has been arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.


The state attorneys believe attempts are ongoing to apprehend the other two while they received an arrest warrant from the judge to issue them.

In court, the names of the two were not stated.

The two people who are currently awaiting trial

They were remanded in police custody to re-appear on October 14.

At his Adjirigano mansion in Accra, Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was allegedly assassinated.

Days after that, his body was found with his hands tied and his mouth stuffed with fabric.

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Source: myjoyonline


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