A 36-year old, believed to have killed Dess FM journalist in the Bekwai municipality in the Ashanti Region four months ago have been arrested; Ashanti Region police has said
According to the police, the suspect, Philip Akumaning, also known as Atta Panin has confessed the murder
According to reports, he was picked up at Petransa in the Asante Akyem Central District over the weekend.
Addressing journalists in Kumasi, Deputy Ashanti Regional Police Commander, DCOP Fred Adu Anim, indicated that Philip went into hiding in Accra after committing the crime.
DCOP Fred Adu-Anim further added that luck eluded the suspect at Petransa Asante Akyem, where he had attended a funeral,
“A misunderstanding ensued between, the suspect and the deceased, when the latter tried to end the relationship with the suspect.”
“The suspect, who became aggrieved, attacked the deceased with a double-edged knife and inflicted multiple knife wounds on the chest, in between the breast, left hand and right thigh leading to her death,” DCOP Anim narrated.
After the murder, the suspect bolted to Assin Fosu in the Central Region and later to Teshie in Accra.
But on August 28, with the help of the military, “the suspect was traced and arrested at Petransa Asante Akyem, where he had attended a funeral,” DCOP Anim said.
“In his caution statement, he admitted the offense of murder and subsequently led police to Assin Fosu in the Central Region where the knife that he used in killing the deceased was retrieved.”
He was arraigned earlier on Monday and has since been remanded.
Portia Amma Agyeiwaa, in April, was found in a pool of blood in front of her room at the Bekwai suburb of Nyameduasi.