Woman remanded over Kikibees owner’s death
Mam Yandey Joof, said to be a girlfriend of the late Bennet Agyekum-Adoma, owner of Kikibees Restaurant and Lounge, has been remanded into police custody by a District Court in Madina.
Bennet Agyekum-Adoma, also known as Ben Kikibees died last Sunday under circumstances yet to be unraveled by the police.
He was found in Mam Yandey Joof’s apartment at Ogbojo on Sunday dawn lying in a pool of blood.
He was later pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital.
The police has therefore provisionally charged Mam Yandey Joof with murder.
Her plea has been reserved by the court presided over by Susana Nyakotey.
Muniru Kassim, the lawyer who represented the accused person (Mam Yandey Joof), said she had no hand in the death of the Agyekum-Adoma, aka Ben Kikibees and that at the right time, the truth would come out.
The accused person, a hotelier, is expected to reappear on October 27.
The prosecution, led by Inspector Jameson Awumey, said the deceased, popularly known as Ben Kikibees and the accused person, had been in an amorous relationship allegedly for the past three years.
The prosecution said the deceased traveled overseas three months ago and returned to Ghana on October 7, 2023.
On his arrival, the prosecutor said Agyekum-Adoma at about 6pm the same day went to his residence at East Legon and about two hours later, proceeded to his restaurant [Kikibees] at East Legon.
The prosecution said on October 8, 2023, at about 12:30 am, Agyekum-Adoma left the restaurant to visit the accused person at her residence at Ogbojo near Madina in Greater Accra.
The prosecutor said at about 1:30 am, Agyekum-Adoma started behaving strangely and throwing things in the room amidst shouts that some people were after him.
The shouts of the deceased woke up some neighbours in the house. The prosecution told the court that Joof then allegedly called a friend of the deceased to come to her residence and help her.
When the said friend arrived, he found the deceased lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen.
The prosecutor said some tenants in the house helped the accused and the deceased’s friend to take the deceased to the DEL Hospital at East Legon.
He said Agyekum-Adoma, however, died shortly on arrival. The prosecution said a report was made to the Police and the body was sent to the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy.
At the scene, the prosecution said some pieces of broken ceramic glasses with blood stains were found at Joof’s apartment.
The prosecution said when the body was inspected, there was a cut on the deceased’s left thumb.