‘We Will Hunt For Robbers & Retrieve Our Guns’
The Police Headquarters has dispatched a team of specialised personnel to reinforce a standby squad in Kumasi with the task to search, retrieve the two stolen AK 47 assault rifles, arrest those behind the bullion robbery, and killing of the cashier for immediate action.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr James Oppong Boanuh, disclosed to this reporter in a telephone conversation on Monday.
The IGP also revealed that the Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters had taken over investigations into the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh.
According to the Chief Constable, the Director General of CID, Commissioner of Police (COP), Mr Ken Yeboah, personally led a contingent of the Homicide Unit, Crime Scene Management Team, Anti Armed Robbery Unit among others to the scene at Adjirigano, as part of the investigation process, which began over the weekend.
Professor Benneh’s body was found in his Adjirigano residence on the morning of Saturday September 12, 2020, after a carpenter was engaged to open the locked door of the innermost mansion of foreign architecture.
The last time he was seen happened to be the night of Thursday, when a neighbour reportedly assisted him with an amount of money to pay for a taxi which sent him home.The Professor was though said to be having money on him, the denomination was not what the cabbie could easily change, hence the neighbour’s assistance.
As crack detectives of international repute zoomed into action, and as a possible lead, the murder of his cousin, 78-year old Anthony Konadu, in a Kumasi Guest House has not been sidestepped.
Mr Konadu was stabbed to death on the June 13, 2017, and detectives have widened their net for the perpetrators of that crime.
With information on the crime not liquid, however, bits and pieces trickling in suggested it might have come from close associates.
Born to a large family of highly educated personalities from Berekum, the deceased was living with his garden boy. His son is reportedly living outside the country.
Professor Benneh was said to have lived a quiet life and concentrated most of his time on his consultancy work.His killing has added to a number of high profile unsolved murder cases, such as Ahmed Suale and Josephine Asante.