A police officer has been applauded by Ghanaians after he narrated how a married woman mistook him for a would-be contract killer during a telephone conversation and subsequently got her arrested.
ACP Kwaku Buah, the Manhyia Divisional Police Commander, in an interview said that the suspect was arrested at Pamen near Kwabeng about 117km from the country’s capital, Accra.
The suspect had planned with her 50-year-old boyfriend, Patrick Asare, to kill her 52-year-old husband so that they could settle down, according media reports.
Luck, however, eluded Patrick after the cell phone number of the would-be contract killer, mistakenly mixed up some of the digits and called the police chief.
According to the Chronicle, the Police Commander pointed out during a conversation with him that Patrick Asare, popularly called Coach, was ready to pay an amount of ¢100,000 to execute the killing.
Mr Buah, who feigned interest in the contract used undercover investigators and detectives to talk to the suspect.
He said it took the Police about three to four weeks to lure the suspect to come to Kumasi after they made him believe throughout the cell phone conversations that they were contract killers from Sefwi.
He said they told him (the suspect) to come to Kumasi so that they could follow him to the town to execute the killing since they did not know the town.
Speaking on Accra-based Citi FM, ACP Kwaku Buah indicated that he discovered through investigations that Mavis Brepor and her boyfriend had gone into a blood covenant to live together thus necessitating the need to eliminate David Gator.
He told the host, Bernard Avle that the suspects confirmed that they had devised other plans which included poisoning the victim with grinded bottles but had had to abort the plan since there was the risk of eliminating her kids alongside the victim.
The suspect, he said, admitted in his caution statement after his arrest that he conspired with the target’s wife to kill him so that they could freely go on with their relationship.
The suspect led the Police to Pamen where Mavis was also arrested.
The suspects are currently in Police custody and being processed for court.
Mavis, however, said that the boyfriend, Patrick Asare, used “juju” on her, thus, confusing her to conspire with him.
She pleaded for forgiveness.
Source: Daily Mail GH with additional files from The Chronicle and CNR