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Homicide Unit of CID takes over Prampram murder case

The Homicide Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters has taken over the investigation into the murder of Nene Aryeh Otusekrom, at Prampram, in the Ningo Prampram District.

At least, seven suspects who are assisting with the inquiries into the case have also been handed over to the experts at the Homicide Unit.

Deceased, head of the Kle Tsokunya family in Prampram, was shot and killed at the traditional Lalue Deity Shrine on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.

It is not clear what motivated the elimination of the Kle Tsokunya family head, but it is believed was carried out by paid gunmen.

Three other persons; Numo Tawiah Nyumu, 101 years from Osuwem, Nene Tettey Kwadwo, Chief of Moboleh near Afienya and Francis Annertey Abbey, from the royal Anner-We, who sustained serious gunshot injuries received treatments at the hospitals.

Few days after the heinous crime was committed, the police transferred the investigation of the case from Prampram to the Tema Regional CID, which has since been conducting the inquisition.

A source at the Police Headquarters who confirmed to The Chronicle the transfer of the case to the specialised Homicide Unit stated that the move was made tactically.

According to the highly placed source, the unit have already gone into action to ferret ANY SUSPECT no matter status with link to the murder.

It would be recalled that at about 0330hrs of that fateful Tuesday, the gunmen resorted to sporadic firing to the traditional Lalue Deity Shrine where some clan heads were invited to hold a crunch meeting.

On January 1, 2007 Numo Narh Mensah, head of Osuwem Clan, was murdered in cold blood at his home at Prampram, at a time he was billed to give evidence in a case pending in court.

On December 13, 2018 the Manklalo of Prampram, Nene Atsure Benta, was also assassinated on the Afienya-Appolonia road when he was returning from a meeting at the Greater Accra Regional House of Chiefs in Dodowa.

Stay tuned as The Chronicle brings fascinating reports as unearthed by the police who have vowed to demystify the sponsored killings being associated with Prampram.

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