Two students to face murder charge in court

BY: Samuel Duodu

The two students of the Tamale Technical University who were arrested on Saturday for the alleged murder of a 64-year-old head pastor of the Endtime Bible Believers Fellowship at his residence at Kumbuyili near Tamale are to be charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder and theft.

The suspects, Dogyi Kwame 28, and Akwasi Obio, 21 are expected to be put before court on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

The Northern Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr. Patrick Adusei Sarong made this known at a press briefing in Tamale on Monday.

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DCOP Mr Sarpong said on November 10, 2017, at about 3pm, police received information that a Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number GN 1763-14 had been sent to the Tamale Industrial Area for re-spraying and sale at a cost of GH₵20,000.

Mr. Sarpong said police detectives located the said vehicle at a mechanic shop and feigned interest in buying it and requested for a test drive.

“During the test drive, the team drove it to the police station where it was kept whilst communication with the supposed owner began through a telephone number he left with the mechanic,” he added.

At about 10pm, Ben Asamoah, a pastor of the End Time Believers Fellowship at Kumbuyili near Malshegu on the Kumbungu road reported to the police that he visited the deceased pastor, Ebenezer Ocran but found him dead in his house and that his Toyota Highlander vehicle with registration number GN 1763-14. was also missing.

Investigations then led to the arrest of Kwame Dogyi, a third year Engineering student of at TaTU who mentioned his cousin, Obio Akwasi also a third year student of the same university as his accomplice.