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12.12.2013 General News

Police grab first suspect in Rosemond's murder

By Rose Hayford Darko TEMA
Police grab first suspect in Rosemond's murder
LISTEN DEC 12, 2013

The Police in Tema say they have arrested a 25-year-old auto electrician as a key suspect in the murder of 32-year-old Rosemond Nyampong, an employee of Stanbic Bank, Accra.

The suspect, Abraham Baah Kwame Oyortey, has subsequently been remanded into police custody after he was arraigned before the Tema Magistrate's Court on December 10 on a provisional charge of murder.

Abraham Baah Kwame Oyortey was arrested from his hiding at Krobo Odumase in the Eastern Region.

The police also retrieved the Toyota Yaris car with registration number GT 5333 – 10 belonging to the deceased and her three loud speakers that also went missing from the murder victim's residence.

According to the Tema Regional Police Public Affairs Officer ASP Olivia Turkson, the family of the deceased reported the incident to the police on November 21, when the body of Rosemond Nyanpong was found lying prostrate in a pool of blood in her kitchen at her Kotobabi No. 2 residence near Batsonaa on the Spintex Road.

She said the body of the deceased was conveyed to the Police Hospital for autopsy. 

ASP Turkson said the Tema Regional Police Command instituted immediate investigations into the incident which led to the arrest of the suspect who lived in the neighbourhood of the deceased. Listen to Police ASP Olivia Turkson. POLICE.MP3

ASP Turkson said upon further interrogation, the suspect mentioned two other accomplices whose names the police are withholding to aid investigations.

She said when asked to lead the police to the houses of the accomplices, the suspect led the police to a big neem tree at Achimota in Accra where he claimed was their meeting place.

ASP Turkson said the suspect was subsequently searched and the three speakers identified to belong to the deceased were retrieved.

The suspect will return to court on December 23.
The Daily Graphic on Thursday reported the callous murder of the young woman, who was said to live alone.

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