Kumasi: Police detail how ‘self-styled prophet’ shot brother-in-law at Ahwiaa

The police are investigating a case of murder

A self-acclaimed prophet said to have shot his brother-in-law and another woman with his landlord’s gun has been detained by the police at the Tafo Divisional Command in the Ashanti Region.

The suspect, Kwabena Adjei, 36, reportedly used a single barrel gun belonging to his landlord, 51-year-old Kwabena Nkrumah to commit the crime, according to police investigations.


An incident report sighted by dailymailgh.com has revealed that Kwabena Adjei behaved strangely towards his 38-year-old wife, Adwoa Pinaman, citing a direction from God to divorce her.

Sensing danger, she relocated from her matrimonial home at Ahwiaa to her shop, where she had stayed for days.

On December 4, 2021, a misunderstanding ensued when she went back home to pick her personal belongings. The suspect who started issuing threats at the time rushed to his room to pick his single barrel gun but could not find it.

“Thereafter, the suspect entered his landlord’s room, picked his gun and shot his brother-in-law Emmanuel Owusu who was standing close to his wife”, the report said. He sustained gunshot wounds in the knee. Another victim, named as Salomey Opoku Konadu, was also hit by stray pellets at the abdomen.

The victims were rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment. Although there were reports one of the victims had died the police did not confirm that development.

Exhibits retrieved

A search has since been conducted in the rooms of Kwabena Agyei and his landlord when police officers went to the scene moments after they were arrested.

One packet of red star BB cartridges, 23 live BB cartridges and two foreign single barrel guns with butt numbers, ASRM 3413-94 and A/E 3995-91, were retrieved from Kwabena’s room.

The two are in police custody.


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