Murder suspect claims he mistook aeronautical engineer for a pig at Akyem Asuboa

One of three members of a neighbourhood watch committee has confessed to killing an aeronautical engineer with Africa World Airlines at Akyem Asuboa in the Eastern Region in April 2018.

The prime suspect, Joseph Kwasi Effah aka Kwesi Tailor, according to the police confessed to killing Prince Kwabena Kumi with his locally manufactured single-barrelled gun.

The 34-year-old was murdered in April 2018 when he was visiting his family house at Akim Asuboa near Akim Oda in the Eastern Region.

The aeronautical engineer was on his way to surprise his mother during the Easter holidays when the police in Akroso seized his vehicle.

They alleged he was driving under the influence of alcohol. Hours later, he was found dead in a nearby bush and his family suspected foul play.

Sister of the deceased, Abena Osei Debrah, told Joy News the police prevented her brother three times from boarding a commercial vehicle to his destination.

According to her, they found his car “with some goods he had bought for his mother, his phone and other belongings intact” after his death.

Upon interrogation, the suspect said on March 31, 2018, he was assigned together with Kwabena Abankwah to patrol the Asuboa bungalow and Cannan junction.

Disclosing how the engineer was killed, a police statement released by Sergeant Francis Gomado, acting PRO of the Eastern Region Police said, the suspect told them that, “on April 1, 2018, at about 01:35 am, they went to Dabiso junction to patrol but he heard the sound of a pig in a nearby bush and he shot at the direction but he later discovered having shot a human being”.

The two of them abandoned the body out of fear and failed to disclose the incident to any other person.

On April 19, 2021, at about 10 pm, Kwabena Akwaah was also arrested.

According to the police, Mr Kwasi Effah also mentioned Kwasi Bosompem Mensah, 58, as the other accomplice who was on duty with them when he shot and killed the engineer.

The suspects, the police say are currently in custody assisting the police to conduct further investigations.

Source: GraphicNews

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