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Police confirm arrest of Otumfuo’s Asampongehene ‘killer’

The Ashanti Regional Police command has confirmed the arrest and detention of suspect Anumwar Sadat Mohammed alias “Alhaji” the prime suspect in the murder of Nana Kwadwo Afoduor, Otumfuo’s Asamponhene at the outskirt of Ebuom near Atebubu on 18th August, 2019.

Suspect Sadat Mohammed was arrested in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on Monday 16th September, 2019 through a collaborative effort of the Ashanti and Upper East Regional Police Command, the Ghana Embassy in Burkina Faso and the Interpol Ghana and Burkina Faso.

A statement signed by the Public Affairs Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ASP Godwin Ahianyor disclosed that the suspect is currently in custody assisting in investigations.

“Suspect had fled the country to neighbouring Burkina Faso to settle with the family but luck however eluded him and was arrested. Meanwhile, his wife the Queen mother of Pakyi No.1 has been evacuated with their children to Kumasi and assisting the Command in investigations.

“The Command would also use this medium to thank members of the general public who volunteered information and especially the driver and passengers on board a Ghanaian bound bus in Burkina Faso for their assistance in apprehending the said suspect. The Public will be updated on further development in the case.”

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