‘Killer’ landlord legally acquired gun used to murder tenant – Police

Suspect, Victor Steve Nana Kamkam (L) and the deceased, Benjamin Okyere (R) Photo: Myjoyonline

It has emerged that the gun used by the landlord who shot and killed his tenant at Ofankor was legally acquired and registered.

According to the Ghana Police Service, the weapon was registered in 2007, clearing earlier concerns raised by a section of the public about his eligibility to acquire the weapon.

“Police investigations have disclosed that the weapon used in committing the crime was legally acquired and registered through due process in 2007,” a statement from the police noted.

The landlord, Victor Stephen Kankam, shot and killed his tenant over the weekend.

The accused had told the police that his action was in self-defence after the deceased failed to vacate a two-bedroom house he was occupying at Ofankor in Accra.

Mr. Kankam has subsequently been remanded into police custody by the Abeka District Court.

The Ghana Police Service in its statement assured that it was still investigating the case.

“The Accra Regional Police Command has taken over the investigation into the alleged shooting and the killing of a tenant by his landlord on Sunday 24th May 2020. The suspect, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam has been put before the Abeka District Court and remanded into Police custody,” the statement added.

The deceased died from gunshot wounds after he was shot multiple times on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Spot M near Ofankor in Accra.

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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