JUST IN: Cleaner Confesses Involvement in University of Ghana’s Prof. Benneh’s Murder- Prosecution

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A cleaner of the late Prof Emmanuel Benneh has confessed his involvement in the murder of the University of Ghana lecturer, Professor Benneh.

The prosecution told the Kaneshie District Court that the cleaner mentioned two others accomplices. One is on the run and the other remanded.

The cleaner is part of five suspects arraigned on Wednesday.

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But three of the accused persons—Isaac Botchway, Christian Pobi and Adams Mensah Mansur—regained their freedom as the prosecution said incriminating evidence against them.

James Nana Wamba, a cleaner, and Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah have been remanded.

They have been charged with unlawful and intentional cause of death and murder.

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Confession

According to the prosecution James allegedly confirmed his involvement in the murder of Prof Benneh who was killed in his Adjiriganor home near East Legon on September 10, 2020.

James is alleged to have named Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah and one other person as his accomplices.

The court presided over by Eleanor Barnes Botchway, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the third suspect.

According to the prosecutor, Inspector Ebenezer Teye-Okuffo, a post-mortem indicated that the university law lecturer died from homicide.

They are to reappear on October 14.

Earlier the prosecution had withdrawn its earlier charge sheets and replaced with a new which did not name the three discharged persons as having a case to answer.

He was found dead in his home Saturday morning. He was believed to have been murdered on Thursday night.

But police picked up his body from his East Legon home on Saturday.

Prof.  Benneh had retired from the university but worked on contract and lived alone in his mansion at East Legon, not far from American House.

There was no sign of a break-in.

However, one Isaac Botchway, who said he was the late law professor’s houseboy said the last time he spoke to him was on Thursday at about 8 pm.

Mr Botchway said he lived in Accra Central and Mr Benneh normally called him whenever he needed him to run errands for him.

Isaac Botchway was later picked up by the police as a suspect.

“When the door was forced open, he was found dead,” he said.

His hands and legs were all tied, and his body was found in a pool of blood between the bedroom and the living room.

There were signs of a struggle in the room prior to his death.

Although the crime scene has been cleaned, there were splashes of blood on the floor.

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