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03.01.2007 Crime & Punishment

Police name seasoned lawyer in murder case

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The Police at Prampram near Tema say they suspect some young men around Mr. William Adumoah Bossman, a seasoned legal practitioner in the gruesome murder of a 90-years-old family head on New Year's Day.

Nuumo Narh Mensah, Head of the Osuwem family at Prampram was gunned down through the left side of the chest in his room by two unidentified men on New Year's Day.

Police found his prostrate body in a pool of blood and suspected the murder was linked to a land and leadership dispute in the Osuwem family.

The Prampram District Police Commander ASP Richardson Kwumaku told Joy News that though the 75-year-old Adumoah Bossman, who is engaged in a legal battle with the deceased, was not at Prampram when the shooting occurred, they suspected some boys around him for the crime.

The police are currently holding five persons to help in investigations, including two the police said were prime suspects.

The seasoned lawyer however denied any involvement in the case and in an interview with Joy News on Tuesday said he was yet to be invited by the police for questioning.

Mr. Adumoah Bossman confirmed his involvement in a dispute with the deceased but dismissed suggestions linking him to the murder. He questioned what would motivate such an action on his part when he had already resorted to litigate the dispute in court.

Emmanuel Akwetey, 54 and Ernest Tetteh-Nortey, 34 were arrested by the Tema Buffalo Unit of the Ghana Police Service at Dahwenya at dawn of Sunday on suspicion they were fleeing from the crime in a BMW caravan with registration number GE 1359 W.

Eighty-year-old wife of Nuumo Narh who reported the incident to the police, told Joy News they were awoken by bangs on their door shortly after midnight following which two men forced their way into the room and in a brief struggle shot the deceased. According to her it was too dark to identify the murderers.

The murder left residents of P&B, a suburb of Prampram where the deceased lived in shock, and while his relatives threatened to avenge Nuumo Narh's death, the police also said they would not rule out his wife in their investigations.

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