The family of the late Prince K. Mensah has intensified its cry for justice for the late National Democratic Congress (NDC) Organiser of Gomoa East Constituency in the Central Region, following news that the prime suspect, Nana Arko Eshiro, Omanbatan of Gomoa Kweikrom, who is currently languishing in remand could be granted bail today.
Three key people in the suspect’s family (names withheld), this paper gathered, were as of yesterday, openly boasting in the town that they had concluded all arrangements and that their Omanbatan would be released today and nothing could stand in its way.
Speculations are rife even amongst the Kasoa GPRTU branch, where the suspect is a member, that Nana Arko Eshiro, allegedly linked to a shooting incident at the Kasoa GPRTU chairman’s, who is currently the central regional GPRTU chairman’s house some time ago, is a dangerous character who could tamper with investigations when granted bail.
Omanbatan of Gomoa Kweikrom, the story goes, is standing trial at the Awutu Breku Magistrate court presided over by Judge Joseph Bahomey, for his alleged involvement in the murder of Prince K. Mensah, in the Gomoa East branch of the opposition NDC.
According to the court, the chief organised some thugs to beat up the newly elected NDC Organizer to death, and dumped his body at Potsin junction to give the impression he had a motor accident.
His motive, the town folk say was out of fear that if the deceased who was the right choice to be appointed as the head of the family was appointed he would have blocked and expose most of his suspect’s land deals.
The Chief was remanded into police custody for a month, pending further investigations and is due to appear in Court today.
The Awutu Breku District Police Commander, ASP Paul Ankrah, confirmed the arrest to the media and said another suspect who were reported to have mentioned that they were hired to kill the deceased were also remanded.