Ten people believed to be the main suspects in the killing of Rudy Anteye, on March 3, 2017 and Nii Armah Kwaku, on August 17, 2017, at Oshiyie in the Greater Accra Region are said to be back in town issuing more death threats to people they suspect to be behind their woes.
Speaking to sections of the media over the weekend, the Oshiyie Stool Secretary, Newland Nii Ansah, said some suspects were arrested for the murder in March but later granted bail.
Two of the suspects Yeboah Annoh and Eni Copson, he said, were remanded into prisons custody at Nsawam whilst others mentioned in the killing were on the run but allegedly returned in August to commit the second murder.
Nii Ansah said “after the gruesome murder of our two relations, the family started a court process because we believe in rule of law but the culprits left town after the incidents for fear of being arrested.”
The Stool secretary said the Accra Circuit Court issued a bench warrant for the arrest of one Paul Buxton, a self-acclaimed Nii Djaase Asafoatse, David Nii Baah, Afadi Annoh, also known as Yiiwatse, and seven others but they disappeared immediately after the murder.
Nii Ansah said after the suspects went into hiding, Oshiyie began to enjoy the peace which was long missing, but tension started brewing again immediately these suspects came back under police protection, issuing all manner of threats to people who identified them as culprits in the two murder cases.
“As we speak, all the 10 suspects are living in Oshiyie in one house issuing threats to people who try to associate them with the murders, saying, for instance, that if they don’t know and they act funny, what happened in 2017 would be too small,” Nii Ansah stated.
The Stool Secretary continued: “the suspects are beating their chest in town claiming to have neutralised the bench warrant and therefore no one can arrest them. After seeing them back in town, we reported the matter to the prosecutor, who asked us to look for any police officer to arrest them but no policeman is ready to do so.”
Nii Ansah is therefore appealing to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to immediately call the Greater Accra Regional Command to order for the law to take its course and the suspects arrested and prosecuted.