Suspects Held Over Death Of Aircraft Engineer Remanded Again


The five suspects standing trial for their alleged involvement in the murder of the aircraft engineer Prince Kwabena Kumi have been remanded into police custody for the second time by a Koforidua Magistrate court.

The suspects Ebenezer Asante, Okyere Emmanuel, Samuel Peprah, Konadu Frank and Okyere Kwabena Emmanuel, were picked up by men from the regional Criminals Investigations Department in connection with the murder of the late engineer.

The Africa World Airlines worker was killed on March 30, 2018, between Akroso and Akyem Asuboa in the Eastern Region.

The court presided over by His Worship Mr Eric Daning remanded them to reappear on May 17th, 2018 after prosecutor Dickson Donkor prayed the court to remand the suspects for police to continue their investigations.

The fifth accused person Okyere Kwabena Emmanuel a final year senior high school student was however granted bail to allow him to take part in the ongoing West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) exams.

Prince Kwabena Kumi, who worked with Africa World Airlines, was killed by unknown assailants on March 31, 2018, between Akroso and Asuboa during the Easter season when the Akroso police stopped and impounded his Honda civic salon car for alleged drink-driving.

According to his family, the deceased was found dead between Akroso and Asuboa with bullet wounds after his car was seized by the police.

The family further alleged that the police prevented the deceased from boarding any commercial car after they seized his vehicle for suspected drunk-driving.

They subsequently threatened to sue the police over the issue.

Meanwhile, Kumi had been buried .

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