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Police commence investigations into murder of UG Snr. Law Lecturer

Police have opened an investigation into the gruesome killing of a Senior Law Lecturer at the University of Ghana Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh at his Adjirigano mansion in Accra.

The Police found his mutilated body in a pool of blood with his hands and legs tied between the bedroom and the living room on Saturday morning.

Reports say there was no sign of a break-in or forced entry at the plush house.

Isaac Botchway, the houseboy of Prof Benneh’s houseboy told journalists that he last saw his employer at about 8 pm on Thursday.

He said his master usually calls him whenever he needed him to do something on his(master’s) behalf.

“I called him the next day [Friday], but he did not respond. The gardener came to work this morning [Saturday] and when he did not find any sign of him, he knocked at his door but there was no response,” the houseboy said.

Isaac Botchway said the gardener then went to inform the deceased sister who lives a few meters away from the Adjirgano mansion.

Together with her, they got a carpenter to force the door open and found Prof Benneh dead.

According to Mr Botchway, it was clear there was a struggle between Prof Benneh and his assailant before he was killed.

Biography of late Prof. Benneh

Mr. E.Y Benneh is a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ghana, Legon.

He earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kindgom.

He holds a postgraduate Certificate in International and Comparative Law from the University of Leiden.

He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from the University of Ghana. Mr. Benneh has an enormous consulting experience and has published extensively.

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