4 persons charged with murder of University of Ghana law lecturer Prof Benneh

Four persons, arrested in connection with the murder of Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, a senior law lecturer at the University of Ghana, have been charged with murder.

They are Christian Pobee, James Nana Womba, Isaac Botchwey, and Adams Mensah Mansur.

These individuals are persons who rendered services as cleaners and gardeners at the residence of the deceased lecturer.

Prof Benneh was allegedly murdered at his Adjirigano mansion in Accra

 

According to his colleague at the Faculty, Dr Poku Adusei, the academic was “murdered” in the same fashion as the late Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.

“It appears to be an act perpetuated about three days ago [Thursday], but it was just discovered this morning,” he said of the unfortunate incident.

Police picked up the body of Prof Benneh, who lived alone, from his home on Saturday morning.

Court documents sighted by JOY NEWS filed at the Kaneshie District Court revealed Prof Benneh was found dead with a rag in his mouth with his hands and legs tied with a rope.

Lawyers for two of the accused persons are already challenging the work done by the police investigators. A member of the legal team, Robert Sumaa, on Wednesday told the court the prosecutors have failed to show how the accused persons are connected to the crime.

He urged the court to grant them bail insisting despite being saddened by the death of the lecturer, the police must carry out thorough investigations.

State prosecutors opposed the bail application saying investigations had just commenced and the application was premature.

The court presided over by Eleanor Botwe, denied the accused person bail. The case has been adjourned to September 30.


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Ellis Ferdinand is a Journalist, Blogger and Founder of Ellis Multimedia, a parent company of EducationGhana.org, an Online Education News Blog, PoliticsGhana.com and GhanaNaija.net. Ellis Ferdinand is a Graduate of Accra College of Education and the University of Cape Coast, where he obtained a Diploma In Basic Education and a Bachelor of Education in Accounting. He is currently Reading his Master of Philosophy in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies at the University of Education, Winneba in Ghana. Ellis Ferdinand won Blogger of the Year at the 2018 National Students’ Awards and was also adjudged 14th Best Ghanain Blogger in 2018 among the Top 50 Ghanaian Bloggers of 2018. He introduced the Concept of Education Blogging in Ghana in 2014 with his famous blog EducationGhana.net. now EducationGhana.org His Blog won Best Media Promoting Education in 2017, 2018 and 2019 respectively, an Award organized by Neogenics Education Consult. In 2019, He adjudged the Most Promising West African Blogger of the Year in Nigeria. He won Writer of the Year at the 2021 EDUCOM AWARDS

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