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26.03.2007 Crime & Punishment

Police Bungle Arrest Of Rastafarian

The police at Aflao have said the Rastafarian arrested at Aflao on Tuesday was not Ebenezer Tei who is wanted in connection with the murder of Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, an ex-policeman, at Akosombo.

The Rastafarian, who gave his name as Kwame Boateng from Nsawam, has, accordingly, been freed after the police had apologised to him.

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

 

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

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

Famous Yevugah, an accomplice, drowned when the boat on which they were conveying Emmanuel's corpse, ostensibly to dump it into the lake, capsized during a storm.

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

On Tuesday, March 20, 2007 this site carried a story in which the ambition of a 27-year-old ex-policeman to get rich overnight, led to his brutal murder.

He was beheaded and his body dumped into the Volta River at Akosombo on March 14, this year by those who were supposed to assist him to realise his dream of doubling an amount of money his father had given to him to start off a business.

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