Domestic workers of murdered Legon professor arrested

Prof. Benneh

Four persons are being held in connection with the killing of University of Ghana law professor Yaw Benneh, the police in Accra said on Sunday.

The four suspects who police say are all domestic workers of the scholar, are assisting investigations, according to a spokesperson of the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge.

The suspects are Christian Pobee, 32-year-old cleaner; Isaac Botchway, 41-year-old houseboy; James Nana Womba, 26-year-old cleaner and Adams Mensah Mansur, 52-year-old gardener.

“The Police have picked up four persons who have come under suspicion in the murder of the law professor in his home at Adjiringano”, she told Starr FM.

“They are currently being interrogated as part of police investigations. All these four persons are domestic workers of the deceased”, she further added.

The police did not give further details about their identities as many Ghanaians suspect foul play.

A nephew of the late professor in an interview said his uncle may have struggled with his attackers before he was subdued.

“We found him murdered in his house with all doors locked. He was tied up and apparently there was blood everywhere so we don’t know whether he was stabbed. I think he had a hard time with whoever did that, Eventually, he was tied up, both the hands behind and his legs”.

The senior lecturer of Law at the University of Ghana was killed by an unknown assailant at his Adjirigano home in Accra.

A lecturer, Dr. Poku Adusei reacting to the incident said in a Facebook post that: “Folks, I had wanted not to be the breaker of such ominous news, but the calls are incessant: The world is damned evil; Prof. Yaw Benneh of Legon Law has been ‘murdered’ in JB-style in his Adjirigano mansion. 

“It appears to be an act perpetuated about three days ago, but it was just discovered this morning”, he added.

Source: Daily Mail GH

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