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07.05.2015 Crime & Punishment

Teacher Murdered In Kpando

By Daily Guide
Francis Jude Kwamena Aboagye

The Homicide Unit of the Ghana Police Service has taken over the remains of the teacher whose decapitated body was found in a forest at Kpando-Agudzie over the weekend.

The homicide unit took over the case yesterday from the Kpando police to continue investigations into who were behind the horrid suspected murder of the young man. Some of his vital parts were missing, raising suspicion of ritual murder.

The deceased, 44-year-old teacher of the Tanyigbe Senior High School in the Ho Municipality of the Volta Region, was reported missing three months ago after he told relatives he was going to a funeral.

After several efforts to trace him, including reports to the police and adverts in the media, the body was found on Friday, May 1, 2015, in the Kpando-Aguzie forest by a hunter.

A source close to the family told DAILY GUIDE that the deceased, Francis Jude Kwamena Aboagye, was reported missing on Friday, February 26, 2015.

Jude left his family at Kpando-Tsakpui on that fateful Friday for a funeral at Kpando-Gadza but never returned.

Another source who gave his name as Lawal, said Jude's body was decapitated with other organs missing, pointing to a ritual murder.

'His tongue was cut out and his genitals were completely severed while his clothes lay next to him,' he narrated.

The hunter quickly raised an alarm and a report was lodged with the Kpando police, who moved in to retrieve the body on Sunday, May 3, 2016.

An ID card in the deceased's pair of trousers identified him. Confirming the incident to the local media, the Kpando Municipal Police Commander, Superintendent Godfred Tetteh Adjirakor, ruled out any rumours and assured that a full scale investigation would be launched to get to the root of the incident.

He added that with the assistance of the well-equipped homicide unit from the police headquarters, an excellent investigation would be conducted.

Jude Aboagye, popularly known as Grandfather, is said to be the only child of his mother.

Meanwhile, the bereaved family has appealed to the police to ensure that the perpetuators of the dastardly incident are brought to book.

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From Fred Duodu, Ho