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20.07.2009 Crime & Punishment

Uncle in police grip over killing of nephew

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Winneba (C/R), July 20, GNA - The Winneba Magistrate Court has remanded in prison custody, Inusah Garibah who is suspected to be involved in the kidnapping and murder of his nephew, Ibrahim Adamu.

The plea of Garibah was not taken and will reappear before the court on July 30 this year.

Prosecuting Police Chief Inspector Paul Adamah told the court presided over by Mr Benjamin Attabra that at about 1900 hours on June 8 this year, Garibah an uncle of the deceased, sent him to buy cigarette for him.

Chief Inspector Adamah said after the innocent boy had brought the cigarette to the suspect, he was not seen again.

He said when the relatives were looking for the child, someone who saw Garibah with the boy shortly before he got missing hinted them and the suspect was later arrested at an Internet Café in Winneba.

Chief Inspector Adamah said while Garibah was helping the police in their investigation, the body of the boy was found at a refuse disposal site near Oseponpanyin.

The prosecution said when the body was found two needles were found inserted in the veins of his two hands, an indication that his blood might have been drained.

He said the body has since been deposited at the Winneba Government Hospital Mortuary pending autopsy while police investigations continues.

GNA

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