Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Source: GNA

Police give account on how CPP man was killed

Police on Tuesday described how Mr. Hayford Kofi Akrofi, a Convention People's Party member who was killed by a masked person at his residence in Asofan near Ofankor in the Greater Accra Region, on Monday.

The suspect, armed with a gun, raped one out of the two ladies in the house and absconded with three mobile phones and Ghc60.00 after shooting Mr. Akrofi.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Peter Yembilla, Achimota Mile 7 District Commander, told Ghana News Agency that there was a distress call to the Command Office by some residents of the area around 0400 hours about the armed robbery.

He said he and the patrol team moved to the scene and found a crowd of people gathered at a house which turned out to be the deceased premises.

He said preliminary investigations revealed that the robber broke into the boys quarters, tied the hands of the two ladies who were sleeping half naked in the same room around 1400 hours and subsequently raped one.

DSP Yembilla said after the act, he ordered the victim to call Mr. Akrofi to tell him that her sister was seriously sick.

This lured Mr. Akrofi to open his door to attend to his sick granddaughter only to be confronted by the masked man.

DSP Yembilla said the girls were locked in the place of convenience by the masked man and heard a gunshot after exchange of words between their grandfather and the robber.

Late Akrofi shouted for help after the masked man had left him to his fate.

DSP Yembilla said the body had since been sent to the morgue while investigations are on-going.

He asked residents to cooperate with the police to facilitate the investigations.