Police have arrested two persons including a minor for allegedly robbing and murdering Daniel Osei-Mensah, a final year student of Tweneboah Kodua Senior High School.
According to a statement from the police, they arrested suspect Eric Anning and the minor with the support of some members of the Fiankoma community in the Ashanti Region.
The two are said to have perpetrated the act on Friday, August 5, robbing the deceased of his motorbike and burying him in a cocoa farm at Benebene near Fiankoma.
“Following their arrest, the suspect together with his minor accomplice led the police to the scene where the body of the deceased was found,” the statement from the police said.
“The body was removed and deposited at the St Peter’s Catholic Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.”
Suspect Eric Anning is said to have sustained a deep cut on his right hand during the robbery and so was taken to the hospital for medical attention.
The two will, however, be arraigned before court on Tuesday, August 9.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Dr George Akuffo Dampare, is said to have spoken to the parents of the deceased “to commiserate with them on behalf of the Police administration”.
“We would like to commend the people of Fiankoma for their support and we urge other communities to continue supporting the police to ensure the safety of everyone,” the statement signed by CSP Grace Akrofi-Ansah, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, concluded.
The deceased was said to be operating the motorbike business at Manson Odaho in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.
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