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21.03.2007 Crime & Punishment

Police apologise to ‘Rastafarian suspect’


The Police at Aflao have apologised to a Rastafarian they arrested on Tuesday on suspicion he was a murder suspect.

The police were looking for one Ebenezer Tei in connection with the murder of Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, an ex-policeman at Akosombo.

Instead they managed to arrest Kwame Boateng, a Rastafarian who claims to hail from Nsawam because the actual suspect is also a Rasta.

Boateng was arrested and handed over to the police by a group of civilians while changing cedi notes into CFA at the Aflao border on his way to Lome, Togo.

Police sources told the Ghana News Agency that a police team from Akosombo was at Aflao on Tuesday evening to verify the identity of the Rastafarian before he was released.

The suspect Tei, also called Rastaman is on the run after he and two others allegedly murdered the ex-policeman at the banks of the Volta Lake at Akosombo.

Famous Yevugah, an accomplice got drowned when the boat on which they were conveying the corpse of Kubi ostensibly to dump into the lake capsized during a storm.

The police at Akosombo arrested Felix Okpanye, also an accomplice.

Source: GNA