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Opinions Sat, 30 Mar 2013

The murder at Mafi Dugame

I want to add to the report by Ivy Setordzi about the murder at Mafi

Dugame. In the first place, Mafi Dugame is within the corridor of

Sogakope Tefle and Sokpoe

where the murders occurred for for former Prez. JJ Rawlings to call for

fixation of a streetlight on the street in front of his Tefle residence. I

want to say that two persons were arrested as prime suspects in the

current case at Mafi Dugame. I want to provide this lead for Setordzi

to pursue the case so that we are not short

change by the police in the area.

The facts are that the prime suspect was arrested first based on the

lead provided an eyewitness who claimed to have seen the deceased with

the suspect. After his arrest,he mentioned one Humor Somlator at Mafi

Kumase. This man was arrested on Saturday 22nd March 2013 in the

evening after he came out to buy drink at a drinking bar. Humor

Somlator is a native of a village about two kilometers from Mafi

Kumase called Mafi Tsati. His real name is Simon, but he adopted the

name Humor Somlator after he has taken to the traditional region.

Humor Somlator means fetish priest Somlator. My source says it has

no doubt about the involvement of Somlator in this whole saga, for he has

such a record. Again after his arrest, his numerous wives and some of his

close associates were heard saying his arrest will not go any where. Their

motivation is that Somlator has bought the police in the area. My source

says it attempted to believe what the wives and close associates were

saying and truly the guy was released on Thursday, 28th March, 2013. There

was jubilation in his house and the "korku" fetish drum was played from

that evening till day break, leaving neighbors no peace for a sleep.

I wish to used this medium to appeal to the IGP to let the national

director for CID take over this case. I am now convinced that what the

wives and the closed associates of Hunor Somlator said that he has bought

the police here is true. It was the prime suspect who lured the

deceased before he

was killed who mentioned the name of Somlator as a party to the

crime and the police arrested him. Without putting him before a court

he has been released by the police.

I want to appeal the president to order the rearrest of this man

because it can provide a lot of clues to the killings that took place

in the Tefle and Sogakope area. All facts points to the fact that it

is some sort of syndicated killing master minded by some fetish priest

which is collaborated by some men in uniform. I want to edge Setordzi

to go beyond what she reported and unearth the big fishes in this

soup. I think Annas could be of help in this case,

I can say Somlator is a known criminal and a killer. The police can do

more than what they are doing currently to avert the killings of

innocent citizens in the area. My source says a lot of people are

ready to provide leads about the activities. I am surprise and shock

of what have come of hitherto investigations where plain cloth

security men get to places and lurk at drinking bars to tap

information about issues which led to break through and unearth the

secret about such issues. Today, BNI men even when they arrived in a

station they want to let people know that they belong to the BNI.

It will be a shame that Somlator and his syndicates will be left off

the hook for them to live and continue the heinous crime they commit

against the good people of this country. Several Okada boys got

missing in this area including one at Mafi Kumase which is being

whispered that the motorbike of the boy was found by some fishermen in

the dugout dam that provides water for the people of Mafi Kumase close

to the house of Somlator. It is being alleged that in the current

killing three fetish priests are involved. Two of them are on the run.

One is from Mafi Dugame and the other is from Battor. It is amazing

the kind of vehicles that these days fetish priests drive and no one

can tell the source of their income for such high class vehicles.

Finally, I want to appeal to all Tongu Citizens from Agave to Torgorme

to be proactive and for all of them to collaborate to get rid of such

a canker which is alien to the culture of the people of Tongu who are

peace loving.

Ebenezer Anane Akuley

Columnist: Akuley, Anane Ebenezer