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11.11.2007 Crime & Punishment


By Daily Guide

After months of painstaking investigations, the police have zoomed in on a key suspect in the murder of Rokko Frimpong and Nii Kwei Quartey.

Rokko Frimpong, former Deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank (GCB) and Nii Kwei Quartey, ex-worker of the Public Works Department (PWD) were a few months ago murdered in cold-blood by unidentified gunmen at different times, leading to a maze of questions about the safety of law-abiding Ghanaians.

The police immediately swung into action, with unwavering efforts to bring to book the perpetrators of the heinous crime, resulting in the arrest of the suspect.

Identified as Emmanuel Atta Kofi, aka Atta Kakraba, the suspect, after allegedly murdering the two persons, absconded and took cover in Kumasi to avoid being arrested.

But he ran out of luck last Monday, November 5 when the police, acting upon a tip-off, raided his mother's house at Tafo Nhyiaeso, a suburb of Kumasi, where they apprehended him.

According to ACP Mr. Bright Oduro, the Ashanti Regional Crime Officer of the Ghana Police Service, preliminary investigations by the police pointed to the fact that Atta Kakraba is the key suspect in the two homicide cases.

In an interview with DAILY GUIDE at his office on Friday, the crime officer said the suspect has since been handed over to the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service in Accra under tight security.

Several other suspects, said to be linked to the murders which hit the harbour city of Tema, have already been busted by the police and are assisting in investigations.

It is hoped that with the arrest of Atta Kakraba, the mystery surrounding the gruesome killings would be unraveled.

Both Rokko, 54, and Quartey, 61, succumbed to death when unidentified armed men swooped on their residences and shot them to death in Hollywood style.

Members of Quartey's household had pointed at a protracted land dispute as the reason for which he was murdered.

From James Quansah, Kumasi