Insp. Ahmed Twumasi, the police officer who has been accused of killing his girlfriend in Kumasi, a few days ago, wept intermittently when his colleagues hauled him before the Asokore Mampong District Court, in the Asokore Mampong Municipality yesterday, on a provisional charge of murder.
Whilst the suspected killer was weeping, saying “I didn’t intend to kill my lover; what happened is between God and I”, relatives of the lady he allegedly killed at Adum, a suburb of Kumasi, were also seen weeping uncontrollably in front of the court building, which was heavily guarded by the police.
The prosecutor of the case, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kofi Blagodzi also joined the ‘mourning party’, when he told the court, presided over by Samuel Buabin Quansah that, “My Lord, the Inspector General of Police is doing his best to change the phase of the police service only for this to happen. We are working so hard and you know we don’t even sleep.”
Briefing the court about the alleged murder, ACP) Kofi Blagodzi said on April 19, 2023 around 10:30pm, that Emmanuel Sarpong, a brother to the victim went to the Central Police Station in Kumasi to lodge a complaint about a shooting of his sister, Victoria Dapaah, also known as Maa Adwoa, at Adum, near Dufie Towers, by the accused officer.
ACP Blagodzi continued that, the police swiftly moved to KATH to find out about the condition of the victim, but when they arrived at the hospital, they were told that the victim had died.
According to him, the police requested for the preservation and autopsy of the body of the late Maa Adwoa, after which they went to the bereaved family at Adum to express their condolences to them.
ACP Kofi Blagodzi further told the court that police preliminary investigation has established that on Thursday April 20, 2023 around 07:30 pm, Insp. Ahmed Twumasi, who is a member of the SWAT unit of the Ghana Police, approached Eunice Boakye, a friend of the late to call her friend (Maa Adwoa) for him. Eunice obliged and called the deceased for the accused person.
The court heard that when the late Maa Adwoa came out, the accused person demanded GHC 5,000.00 from her, but the latter told him she was not having that money. The response of the deceased rankled the accused police officer who shot her in the abdomen and the chest with a gun, given to him by the state and fled the scene. He was later arrested at Sekyere, near Effiduase, Ashanti region.
The prosecutor described the action by his colleague police officer as ‘barbaric’, assuring the bereaved family that the police will leave no stone unturned in getting justice for them. The case has been adjourned to May 30, 2023.