Otumfuos Asamponhene Murder Suspect Arrested

The Ashanti Regional Police has picked up the main suspect in the murder of Nana Kwadwo Afoduor, the Otumfuo’s Asamponhene.

According to a statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, Godwin Ahianyo, the suspect, Anumwar Sadat Mohammed, was arrested in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Monday, September 16, 2019 “through a collaborative effort of the Ashanti and Upper East Regional Police Command, the Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso and the Interpol Ghana and Burkina Faso.”

“He is in currently in [police] custody assisting in investigations. The suspect had fled the country to neighbouring Burkina Faso to settle with his family but luck, however, eluded him and he was arrested.”

Police investigations indicated that Sadat Mohammed, aged 33, had travelled together with the Asampohene before his death.

The murder took place on the outskirts of Ebuom near Atebubu on August 18, 2019. The Asamponhene’s body was left in the backseat of his Toyota Land Cruiser.

The police had previously arrested six suspects in the course of their investigations.

Below Is A Copy Of The Statement

ARREST OF ANUMAR SADAT MOHAMMED ALIAS ALHAJI

1. The Ashanti Regional Police command confirms the arrest and detention of suspect Anumwar Sadat Mohammed alias “Alhaji” the prime suspect in the murder of Nana Kwadwo Afoduor, Otumfuo’s Asamponhene at the outskirt of Ebuom near Atebubu on 18th August, 2019.

2. Suspect Sadat Mohammed was arrested in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Monday 16th September, 2019 through a collaborative effort of the Ashanti and Upper East Regional Police Command, Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso and the Interpol Ghana and Burkina Faso.

3. He is in currently in custody assisting in investigations. The suspect had fled the country to neighbouring Burkina Faso to settle with the family but luck, however, eluded him and was arrested. Meanwhile, his wife the Queen mother of Pakyi No.1 has been evacuated with their children to Kumasi and assisting the command in investigations.

4. The Command would also use this medium to thank members of the general public who volunteered information and especially the driver and passengers on board a Ghanaian bound bus in Burkina Faso for their assistance in apprehending the said suspect.

5. The Public will be updated on further development in the case.

Sign

GODWIN AHIANYO

ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE

PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER/ASH

Source: peacefmonline.com

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