BA Police appeal for information

…to solve Yamfo murder

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Command has appealed to the general public for useful information to solve the murder of one Kwasi Yeboah, a native of Yamfo in Tano-North District of the region.

Superintendent Mr. Eric Amoako, Brong-Ahafo Regional Crime Officer, who made the appeal in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Sunyani on Wednesday, requested that “anyone with useful information should come forward to me,” as investigations into the case were at the preliminary stage.

He said four suspects who had been arrested in connection with the murder, had now been remanded into prison custody by the Duayaw-Nkwanta District Magistrate Court, to reappear on December 21, 2010.

The suspects are Evans Peprah Tabri, aged 58, a businessman from Odumase in the Sunyani West District, but resident in Sunyani, Gyamfi Kyeremeh, 45 years, and a native of Yamfo, Kofi Kadie, a driver’s mate, and Kujo Emmininbrah, a tractor driver, aged 22 and 32 respectively, who are non-natives, he added.

The Regional Crime Officer said on the morning of November 13, 2010, residents of Yamfo found the dead body of Yeboah, lying at the outskirts of the town with stab wounds all over.

Superintendent Amoako said the case was reported to the police, and after visiting the scene to do preliminary investigations, the body was removed to the Saint John of God Catholic Hospital at Duayaw-Nkwanta.

“That same day, some residents of Yamfo arrested Kadie and Emmininbrah, and handed them over to the police, that they were the culprits,” he said, adding, based on intelligence reports, the police arrested Gyamfi and Tabri.

The Crime Officer disclosed that the body of Yeboah had since been buried, after a post mortem examination by a qualified pathologist from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.

Meanwhile, Nana Ansah Adu Baah II, Paramount Chief of Yamfo, earlier, in another interview with the GNA, also made a similar appeal that anybody with vital clues on the murder, should report to the police, or even the Yamfo Traditional Council.

He described the murder as “shocking and gruesome,” since such a heinous crime had never been committed in the town.

Nana Baah added that due to the incident, fear had so gripped the town that most people felt reluctant to go to their farms, hence, “we are prepared to assist the police to unravel the mystery surrounding the murder.” – GNA

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