Ghana: Police Arrest Suspect Over Killing of Banker

A 25-year old welder, Abraham Baah Kwame Oyortey, has been arrested by the police to assist in unraveling the brain behind the killing of Ms Rosemond Nyampong, a Stanbic Bank staff, in Accra recently.

The Tema Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Philip Aleawobu, who disclosed this to The Chronicle, said Baah Oyortey was cooperating with police in their investigations into the case.

According to him, the suspect had offered the police vital information that would help them get to the bottom of the case.

According to the police, after the gruesome killing of Ms Nyampong on November 21, 2013, at Kotobabi Number Two on the Spintex road, they intensified investigations, which led to the arrest of a certain Baah, who is a barkeeper in the vicinity, and later Kwame Baah Oyortey, who happens to be the son of the barkeeper.

Kwame Baah Oyortey was arrested in his hometown, Odumase-Krobo, on December 4, this year, whilst washing the car he stole from the lady.

According to the police, a search conducted on him led to the retrieval of some items belonging to the deceased, which were stolen after she was killed. The suspect reportedly confessed to the killing, and mentioned two people, whose identities are being withheld by the police, as his accomplices.

According to the suspect, he was approached by the two to monitor the arrival of Ms Rosemond Nyampong to her house, which is adjacent the house he stays in. When he asked whether they wanted to befriend her, they responded in the negative.

According to the suspect, his accomplices told him that a certain lady had contracted them 'to finish' the deceased, because she was a nuisance to her in the office.

Kwame Baah Oyortey further told the police that prior to the suggestion by the accomplices, he (Baah Oyortey) had told them (accomplices) that he was looking for a car for a family member who was going to have a wedding.

A few days after this suggestion to monitor the arrival of the deceased to her home, the accomplices called him that they had gone to kill the lady. They also offered him a car he had earlier requested for his family member to use for the wedding. Suspect Baah Oyortey, however, said he was shocked to discover that the car being offered to him rather belonged to the lady they had killed.

Meanwhile, a postmortem examination conducted at the Police Hospital in Accra suggested the cause of death as strangulation, as there was no mark indicating assault on the deceased's body.

Abraham Kwame Baah Oyortey was arraigned before a court in Tema on December 10, with a provisional charge of murder, and is to re-appear on December 21, this year.

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