Acting IGP orders CID headquarters to assist investigations into Abesim Murder

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    The Acting Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has directed the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), headquarters to provide technical support to the Bono Regional Department.

    This is to enable them to effectively investigate the murder of three persons at Abesim in the Sunyani Municipality.

    “The murder case involves one Richard Appiah, a 28-year-old architect, suspected to have murdered 12 and 15 years old young men and a yet-to-be-identified man whose bodies were found in his living quarters at Alaska, near Abesim, on Friday, August 20, 2021,” he said in a press statement.

    A press release signed by the Acting Director-General of Public Affairs, Assistant Commissioner of Police Kwesi Ofori, said the arrest of the suspect, who is now in custody and assisting with investigations, was facilitated by the collaboration of members of the community.

    The IGP in commending the Police and the community for the timely arrest of Mr Appiah urged the deepening of civil-police collaboration to promote peace and security in the society.

    Background

    The Police in Sunyani have arrested a man for allegedly killing two children.

    28-year-old Richard Appiah, was arrested after the father of one of his victims, Louis Agyemang Junior, aged 12, reported him to the police.

    According to the police statement sighted by JoyNews, the victim’s father, 56-year-old Thomas Adjei, reported that the suspect, who is also his stepson, had come for Louis around 5:30 pm on Friday, August 20.

    However, at about 10 pm, Mr Adjei said his younger son had still not returned home.

    Accompanied by his four brothers, the complainant arrested the suspect, who he believed knew the whereabouts of the 12-year-old boy and brought him to the station for questioning.

    The Police, together with the complainant and suspect, then proceeded to the house where the suspect resides in the Alaska area near Abesim.

    The statement revealed that the team found the deceased lying in a supine position in a room, while another murdered person was found in a different room.

    During a further search of the house, pieces of flesh suspected to be parts of a different person were found in a double door fridge.

    The name of that deceased was given as Stephen, aged 15 years. Parents of the other victims are yet to identify their bodies.