The deceased Percy and Senyo Anku (right)
Police at Ho in the Volta Region have arrested three suspects in relation to the robbery incident that resulted in the death of Percy Kafui Nbuake, a final year student of the Evangelical Presbyterian (EP) University College (EPUC).
This was confirmed by the Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Nicholas Opare Ofosu-Hene in an interaction with some pressmen yesterday.
The Commander, who was stuck in a series of meetings, directed Detective Inspector A. Kofi Begum to give the necessary details.
He gave the names of the suspects as Frank Awudey, 22, student; Albert Nunyuie, 30, painter; and Senyo Anku, 28, driver.
He explained that the case was a dicey one and that they were working around the clock to get adequate evidence and witnesses to unravel the whole truth and prosecute the necessary suspects as prescribed by law. He said soon the suspects would be arraigned.
The deceased, 32-year-old Percy Kafui Nbuake, a human resource student, was with his girlfriend, Rosemond Buaka, 23, a shop attendant, when he was shot dead on the night of Friday August 23, 2013 by assailants at a basic school opposite the E.P. Church cathedral at Ho-Kpodzi.
Percy was shot after the two assailants robbed them of their mobile phones and money, and afterwards subjected them to rigorous searches.
The assailant searching Percy was said to have shot him after the deceased made him out and queried, “Oh, is it you; and you don’t know me?”
The assailants fled immediately after shooting the deceased, leaving Rosemond behind as she shouted for help.
Residents who rushed to the scene conveyed Percy to the Volta Regional Hospital, fondly called Trafalgar, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
A report was quickly made to the Municipal Police Command and some men were deployed to the scene and the necessary information taken to commence investigations into the matter. Based on some intelligence information, a swoop was carried out in the vicinity where three suspects were apprehended to assist the police in their investigations.
The names of the suspects were given as Frank Awudey, Albert Nunyuie and Senyo Anku.
Residents around the crime scene believed that Senyo, an ex-convict, was the prime suspect.
He was alleged to be involved in several criminal activities and was once sentenced to 18 months’ imprisonment for attempted rape and stabbing a young lady at a classroom of the same school where Percy was murdered.
Other residents also based their claim on the fact that they once saw Senyo warning Percy to stay away from his girlfriend. However, the Police said, Senyo had denied that in his interrogation, and so did Rosemond, Percy’s girlfriend.
A search in Senyo’s house revealed a military uniform while nothing incriminating was found with the other two suspects.
Just like Senyo, the other two suspects had also denied knowing anything about the robbery and shooting.
Credit: Fred Duodu Dailyguide, Ho