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General News of Wednesday, 27 May 2020

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Ofankor murder: People were only interested in photos of the dead while I shouted for help – Friend claims


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Friend of deceased tenant, Spark Benajmine, says people who witnessed the aftermath of the shooting resorted to taking pictures rather than helping take the body to the hospital.

The friend who spoke to GhanaWeb on condition of anonymity also recounted how insensitive passersby acted.

“You can imagine how wicked people were when I was struggling to get a taxi to convey my friend to the hospital. They were just looking at me, nobody was ready to help me. They were just taking pictures. It was such a painful scene for me.”

He also said he was in the house of the deceased when the murder occurred.

“I was in the house with my friend when the landlord called and said that he was at the gate. He asked that we went to see him at the gate. I took the lead and he followed. I saw the landlord come out of a taxi wearing a bullet proof jacket with a gun and my friend quickly asked me to reach out to a police friend of ours. I quickly rushed to get my phone from the room.

“While dialing the number to reach out to our police friend, I heard gunshots. I came out but the landlord had absconded,” he said.

Background

On Sunday, May 24 2020, a landlord allegedly murdered his tenant at Ofankor in the greater Accra region.

Victor Stephen Nana Kankam according to police extract, shot budding musician Spark Benjamine who was rushed to the police station with multiple injuries.

The victim was subsequently rushed to the Police Hospital but he was pronounced dead on arrival.

DSP George Asare, the district commander and his team who went to the crime scene said they saw a pool of blood at the entrance of the deceased’s rented apartment.

The suspect has been detained to assist the police in their investigations.

The body was deposited at the police hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

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