Crime & Punishment of Monday, 28 January 2013
The police have arrested Alice Brako, for allegedly hiring assassins, including her son, Derrick Twum (A.K.A Kuu) to kill her boyfriend, in a bid to take over a building that belong to the lovers.
The suspect, a 42-year-old Revenue Inspector at the East Akyem Municipal Assembly, is in the custody of the Eastern Regional Police Headquarters with Kelvin Boateng, a 22-year-old unemployed, who was identified by security agents as one of the assassins hired to commit the crime.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Kwabena Gyamerah-Yeboah, Regional Police Commander, told journalists in Koforidua on Monday that the deceased, Kwadwo Duah, a 58-year-old businessman, and lover of the suspect, was a resident of Old Tafo-Akim.
DCOP Gyamerah-Yeboah said that Duah and Brako acquired a building at New Nsutam, and rented part of it to the Adonteng Community Bank whilst he (deceased), his lover and foster children lived in the other apartment.
The Regional Police Commander said last year, a misunderstanding ensued between Duah and Brako over the ownership of the house, which continued until January 26, this year, when Brako gave GH¢3,000.00 to her son, Twum, to hire three assassins from Koforidua to kill Duah.
He said On January 27, 2013 at about 1130hours, when the deceased arrived at New Nsutam from Tafo and entered his house, he was attacked by the unknown assassins, who inflicted multiple cutlass wounds on the neck, hands and legs.
DCOP Gyamerah-Yeboah said Duah’s scream for help attracted neigbours to the scene, who spotted Boateng attempting to scale the wall, but was arrested.
The Regional Police Commander said during preliminary investigations, Boateng revealed that he and four others now on the run were hired for GH¢3,000 by Brako and her son to kill Duah to enable her take possession of the house.
The body has been deposited at the Kibi Government Hospital morgue pending autopsy while the Police were seeking the four men who are on the run.