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Prof. Benneh murder: One suspect freed

Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah, one of the suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, a law lecturer, has been discharged by the Kaneshie District Court.

This follows an advice received by the Police from the Attorney-General’s Office.

The Prosecution led by Inspector Ebenezer Teye Okuffo, told the Court presided over by Ms Ama Adomako that, “The Attorney General’s advice is ready and per the advice dated on March 2, this year, Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah should not be charged.

“However, Ebenezer Quaisie, aka, Junior, a 25-year-old mason, should be charged with abetment of crime to wit murder, in view of this, we pray the court to uphold this.”

The Court, therefore, discharged Opambour and struck out the charge preferred against him for want of prosecution.

In the case of Quasie, the Court adjourned the matter to April 17, 2021, hoping that “by that time Quaisie’s Bill of Indictment would be ready.”

In February this year, the prosecution, informed the court that a comprehensive duplicate docket on Professor Benneh, who was murdered at his residence at Agyriganor had been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice.

Inspector Ebenezer Teye-Okuffo said the Police was then waiting for directives from the AG’s office.

The Police had held two suspects, namely, Ebenezer Quaisie and Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah for their involvement in the murder of the law lecturer, following the death of the prime suspect, James Nana Womba, in Police custody, who was the house boy of the late Prof. Benneh.

Mr. Emmanuel Labra Amah, counsel for Opambour, after the Court sitting today, told journalists that he had from day one stated that his client was innocent and he was elated that the truth had prevailed.

According to Mr. Amah, he would be waiting for his client to get well and decide on their next line of action.

Opambour’s elated mother hugged counsel for his role saying. “I am grateful to God for my son. I don’t have anything to say.”

Opambour who now walked with crutches following surgeries conducted on his two legs said, “I have nothing to say for now. I will be going for my things at the Police Station.”

The Prosecution told the Court that, Akosua Benneh-Akuffo, the complainant, is the niece of the late Prof Benneh, the deceased, whilst James Nana Womba, the prime suspect, now deceased was a cleaner in the deceased’s house at Agyiringanor.

He said Womba’s accomplices; Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah was unemployed and lives at Ashaiman, Accra, while Ebenezer Kwayisi, a mason apprentice, also resides at Kasoa.

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