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IGP directs CID headquarters to assist in investigation of murder of two children, one other at Abesim


The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, has directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Headquarters to assist in the investigation of death of three persons at Abesim in the Bono Region.

This follows the arrest of the alleged suspect, 28-year-old Architect, Richard Appiah by the Police in Sunyani.

He is believed to have murdered 12-year-old Louis Agyemang Junior, who was his stepbrother, 15-year-old Stephen and a yet to be identified man.

The Regional Crime Scene Management team, Regional Crime Officer and District Commander in Sunyani were all enlisted to assist with the investigation.

In a press release, the Police indicated that “the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Dr George Akuffo Dampare, also directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Headquarters to provide technical support to Bono Regional CID to investigate the murder to its logical conclusion.”

IGP Dr Dampare, who went to Abesim after the report was made, commended the Police and the community for their swift response in arresting the suspect.

He entreated that Civil-Police collaboration should be deepened to promote peace and security in society.

This follows the arrest of 28-year-old Richard Appiah after the father of one of the victims, Louis Agyemang Junior 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 5:30pm on Friday, August 20.

However, at about 10pm, 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, at 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.

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