Crime & Punishment of Monday, 19 May 2014
The father of Lawrence Asiamah Hanson a.k.a Bulldog says his son is innocent of the crime he is suspected to have committed.
Mr. Jacob Hanson told Citi News, his son, who is currently in the custody of the Criminal and Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, is being unlawfully held by the Police.
The Police Homicide Unit of the CID on Thursday arrested Bulldog who manages dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, as the prime suspect in investigations of the murder of Fennec Okyere, who managed Hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kesse.
According to the Police, Bulldog allegedly sent threatening text messages to the deceased and also publicly threatened him on live radio, hence; his arrest.
A private legal practitioner, Kwame Akuffo, in an earlier interview with Citi News however mentioned that, the basis on which the Police arrested Bulldog is untenable adding that, it is wrong for the Police to tag him as a suspect. Speaking to Citi News, a devastated Jacob Hanson agreed with lawyer Akuffo’s stance on the matter.
He said: “You are accusing an innocent young man without even having heard from him. They [Police] only invited him over to the place and they were chatting with him. They held him, they wasted his time till evening then they said they have arrested him. That is not justice!”
Mr. Hanson added that he has every right to suspects there is a “sinister something behind it because he left home to work and left his four-year-old daughter and one-year-old son with a wife that he was going to work…what is the motive for the action they are accusing him of? What will be his motive?”
In March, 2014, some unknown assailants stabbed Fennec to death in his private off the Spintex Road, Accra.
The Police subsequently offered a cash reward of GHC20,000 to any person or persons who will volunteer credible information leading to the arrest of suspects involved in the murder of Fennec Okyere.