General News Thu, 7 Jan 1999

Body of murdered cop found at last

Accra, (Greater Accra) 7 Jan. '99,

Accra, (Greater Accra) 7 Jan. '99, Six weeks after allegedly being killed by a mob at Ablekuma village near Accra, the body of Constable Owusu Sekyere, alias Kweku Ninja, a Police martial arts expert, was this morning recovered from under a concrete slab at a building site in the village. The body was discovered by a team of 20 Policemen led by Deputy Superintendent K. Amamoo after a three hour search. The feet and the left arm were cut-off with the head badly smashed, Inspector David S. Eklu, Acting Public Relations officer, told newsmen in Accra yesterday. Inspector Eklu said the Police believe that the body was removed from its original burial place to the building site to avoid detection. Two Policemen, Constable Jerry Wornoo and Constable Sekyere, were said to have been tortured and killed at Ablekuma on November 24, last year, when they went to the village to erect pillars on a piece of land acquired by the latter. The body of Constable Wornoo was discovered on December 18, last year, in a water logged area about 30 metres outside the village. The bodies have been deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary while investigations are going on. GRi

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