The Police in the Northern Region have arrested three persons in connection with the murder of a 38-year-old trader.
The decomposed body of Agnes Adjei Nana Ama from Kumasi in the Ashanti Region has since been retrieved from a bush at a village called Kpakurugu, near Walewale in the West Mamprusi district of the Northern Region by the police.
She is said to have come to Tamale to collect some goods from her suppliers whom she had paid monies to but was lured into the bush by the suspects who murdered her and later cut her body into pieces.
The police who gave the names of the suspects as Mahamadu Issahaku, 22 and Alhassan Mohammed, 60 were said to have lured the deceased into the bush to give her some goods but with the intention of collecting the huge sums of monies they found on her.
The police also arrested Issahaku Issifu, 38, Mahamadu's father whom he told the police during interrogation that his father warned him not to tell anybody about the crime.
Mahamadu and Alhassan have been charged with murder and would be put before court on Tuesday, December 29, 2015 together with Issifu who has also been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, to wit murder.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr. Ebenezer Tetteh who briefed Graphic Online said the deceased was murdered and her body cut into pieces by the two suspects after luring her into the bush to give her some goods to buy but ostensibly to collect the huge sums of monies they found on the deceased.
He said after two weeks when the family of the deceased had not heard from her, one of her relatives from Kumasi was asked to follow up where he was informed by some people that they saw the deceased in the company of Mahamadu and Alhassan some weeks earlier.
ASP Tetteh said the Police in Walewale was informed which led to the arrest of the suspects and during interrogation, they told the police that the deceased was sick and they had taken her to a village for treatment.
He said upon further interrogation the two suspected confessed killing the suspect and later led the police to the crime scene where the decomposed body of the deceased was retrieved.
He said after thorough investigations Mahamadu and Alhassan were charged with murder while Mahamadu's father who was later arrested by the police was also charged with conspiracy for asking his son to concealed the crime.
Source: Daily Graphic
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