Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh
Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh

Police pick up four persons in connection with death of UG law lecturer, Prof Benneh

The Accra Regional Police Command has picked up four persons for questioning in connection with the death of a law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh.

They are; a 32- year-old Cleaner, Christian Pobee, and native of Agona Swedru, Isaac Botchwey, houseboy, native of Gomoah Tarkwa, James Nana Womba,26-year-old Cleaner from Asante Mampong and Adams Mensah Mansur, 52-year-old Gardener and native of Winneba.


According to the Head of the Public Affairs Unit of the Accra Regional Police Command Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, the Command has taken over the case.

Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, was a Senior Law Lecturer of University of Ghana Law Faculty.

He was found dead in a pool of blood at his Agyiriganor home, a suburb of Accra.

DSP Tenge, said on Saturday September 12, 2020, at about 0730 hours, a report was received by the East Legon Police that Professor Benneh had been found dead at his residence and the Police Crime Scene Investigation Team from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) proceeded to his residence, where they found him lying in a pool of blood with some cuts on the body.

The body, she added had been deposited at the Police Hospital Morgue pending further investigations.

Professor E.Y Benneh is a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Law at University of Ghana, Legon.

He earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from University of Cambridge in the United Kindgom and holds a postgraduate Certificate in International and Comparative Law from University of Leiden.

He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from University of Ghana and has enormous consulting experience and has published extensively.

He also researched, published and taught in Public International Law, Law of Diplomacy and International Institutions, International Human Rights Law, United Nations Law, International Trade and Investment Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law.

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