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A/R: Hotel murder: Woman was shot by boyfriend, not robbers – Police

The Ashanti Region Police Command has revealed that the woman killed at the Ceder Cresent Hotel at Danyame, Kumasi was actually shot by her boyfriends and not armed robbers as has been alleged.

Police investigation into the incident indicates that the suspect Edwin Awuku, 42, checked into the hotel with the victim, Comfort Owusu Afriyie alias Maame Yaa, 46 on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at about 1:00am.

Whilst in the hotel room, suspect Awuku shot the victim in the chest killing her
instantly and he suspect Awuku sustaining injury on his left forefinger in the process.

Awuku sensing danger left the Hotel premises unnoticed and drove to his residence at
Amakom and informed the wife about the incident and dropped the exhibit weapon
and his mobile phones at home.

Police say, both the suspect and the wife went back to the hotel to raise alarm on the incident, drawing the attention of other persons. But there was no armed robbery attack at the Hotel as was reported by the two.

Both later drove to the Central Police Station, where an official complaint of an
alleged armed robbery and Murder was reported.

Police have now retrieved the exhibits, Smith & Wesson SD 9mm Pistol, an empty
shell casing and an Infinix Hot 5 mobile phone from suspect’s residence at Amakom,

The suspect has been arrested and in custody, while the case docket is being prepared
for onward transmission to the Attorney General’s Office for advice.

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