Sogakope: Four suspected assemblyman’s ‘killers’ arrested


The Ghana Police Service is still appealing to the general public to volunteer credible information that will lead to the arrest of persons connected to the killing of an assemblyman at Sogakope in the Volta Region.

The Service has, however, confirmed the arrest of four persons for their alleged involvement in the killing of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli, the Assemblyman for Sogakope South Electoral Area in the South Tongu District.

A statement from the police in the Volta regional capital, Ho, Sunday said, “the four are currently assisting police investigations and will be duly arraigned before court.”

The late Adzahli was killed in his home by unknown assailants who broke into his apartment at dawn of Sunday, March 1.

The armed assailants allegedly used cement blocks to destroy the assembly member’s burglar-proof doors before entering his room.

Witnesses account has it that the attackers shot Mr Adzahli several times, leading to his death.

Mr Adzahli’s wife and child, who also sustained injuries in the attack, have since been treated and discharged from the hospital.

Two former presidents — Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings and John Mahama have since joined the campaign to get justice for the slain man.

Flt Lt Jerry John Rawlings for instance has placed a GHc25,000 bounty on the head of the killers, this is besides many other offers on information leading to the arrest of the attackers.

No officer arrested over assemblyman’s killing — Police

Meanwhile, the police in the region has also dispelled media reports that some of its officers were being investigated in connection with the killing of the assemblyman.

The command, in the statement clarified that the officers are being questioned over the disappearance of a service rifle at the Sogakope police station.

The rifle, according to the police disappeared on March 7, 2020 whereas the murder took place eight days earlier.

Two officers have been arrested and are helping with investigations into the disappearance of the weapon, police say.

They have been named as L/Cpl Osei Sarfo and G/Const. Yeboah Charles.

Find attached full police statement:

By Jonathan Ofori, Daily Mail GH

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