Three persons have been picked up following disturbances that led to the burning of wooden structures serving as homes for commercial sex workers at Sokoban Wood Village in the Ashanti Region.
Emeka Chwuku, 47 and Adomako Nyamekye, 28 were arrested in connection with the alleged murder of a 22-year-old Liman Akugri.
The other suspect, Augustine Adu Okine was also arrested for mobilizing a mob to set the structures ablaze.
Speaking to Citi News, Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Godwin Ahianyo said investigations by the Police revealed that the deceased was allegedly stabbed to death during a confrontation with pimps of the sex workers after he refused to pay for services offered him by one of the ladies.
“The Police received a call from a resident at Sokoban that a male adult was lying dead at a brothel. A patrol team was dispatched to the scene and a body of a male adult was found lying dead. He was later identified as Akugre Limann. The Police inspected the body and saw a deep stab wound on the left side of the chest. Later the scene was photographed and the body conveyed to the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital for autopsy.”
“A few minutes later police got information that some youth in the area had set some wooden structures alleged to be housing some sex commercial workers on fire. Officials from the Ghana Fire Service were called to put out the fire. Criminal investigations conducted at the scene revealed that the deceased was alleged to have engaged the services of a commercial sex worker at a brothel and refused to pay for the services which generated a confrontation between the two.”
He said their investigations revealed that “one Emeka Chuku and Adomako stabbed the deceased, killing him instantly.
“One other suspect also led some youth in the area to set some wooden structures at the village on fire. As we speak, the three suspects are under investigations,” Godwin Ahianyo added.