"Copycat" murderers arrested

The police have arrested two persons for allegedly murdering a 44- year old woman at Oshwie near Weija in March last year.

The victim, Aku Davordze, a mother of four, was found half naked just as the victims of Charles Quansah, the self-confessed serial killer.

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, Officer in charge of Criminal Investigations Department, told the Ghana News Agency that even though, the modus operandi appeared similar to that of Quansah they realised there was something wrong somewhere.

"This is because at that time Quansah was in our custody and he had confessed to be a killer and how he killed his victims." The two suspects Kofi Medaho, 30 and Kofi Asembri, 33 both masons from Kpalime, in Togo lured Aku from where she had been selling iced water into an uncompleted building where they reside and murdered her.

Other accomplices, who knew of the act but failed to report to the police, have also been arrested. They are Geofrey Medaho, a brother of the Medaho, Christian Adudor and Djaba. Mr Asante-Apeatu said the police was keen on unravelling the murder since Quansah was in their custody after realising that the perpetrators were just copycats.

He stated that "Quansah was acting alone, killing is a very simple act when you know what to do". Meanwhile, Police said Thursday that the girl, whose body was found in a sack dumped in the Densu River at Weija last June, was Golda George, a 25-year old first year student of the University of Ghana, Legon.

Mr David Asante-Apeatu, Officer in charge of operations at the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service said the victim, who hailed from Odumase Krobo in the Eastern Region, was identified through physical evidence gathered at the crime scene and her family.

He said the prime suspect involved in the crime had been identified but did not disclose the name. Mr Asante-Apeatu, however, hinted that the suspect was on the run.