Mankesim murder case adjourned to 8th January 2020.

The gruesome murder of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), officer, Samuel Ampofo and one other civilian whose name is yet to be revealed has been adjourned to 8th January, 2020.

The sad incident which occurred on 07th December, 2019 at Mankesim during the installation of the new Queen mother, Nana Araba Otua II led to the death of the Mfantsiman Municipal Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) director, Samuel Ampofo and an unidentified man aged about 27 years.

Among the injured was Inspector William Nyarko of the Mankessim Police, who had been referred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital and was responding to treatment.

Others, also on admission, were Kwesi Owusu, 65, Frederick Amoanoo Dadzie, 37, Nana Boako, 29, and Benedict Nana Banco, 29.

A reinforcement team of about 20 police personnel were deployed from the Central Regional Police Command to support the Mankessim Divisional and District Command.

However, On 23rd December, 2019 the Regional Police Headquarters of the Central Region arrested and detained Nana Osagyefo Amanfo Edu VI and Nana Ama Amissah III the Paramount chief and the Queenmother of Mankesim Traditional Council respectively to assist investigations leading to the demise of the above mentioned names.

The two suspects have volunteered statements to the police. And have been arraigned before the Saltpond District court. The court presided by Her worship Patience Ablorh remanded the duo into police custody and has set a new date for them to reappear in court on the 8th January 2020.


The case is still under investigations, meanwhile, the Chief and Queen mother have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime, murder and causing unlawful harm by state prosecutors in connection with the shooting incident at Mankesim during the installation of a new Queen mother earlier this month.

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