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Abesim murders: Suspect charged with murder; remanded

The Kaneshie District Court has remanded into police custody Richard Appiah, a footballer who is accused of killing two kids and storing their body parts in a refrigerator at Abesim in the Bono Region.

Appiah is facing two counts of murder.The accused allegedly murdered Louis Agyemang and Stephen Boateng and also buried some of the body parts at a farm.

The court presided over by Ama Adomako Kwakye preserved Appiah’s plea.

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Appiah who was without legal representation, is expected to reappear on September 15.

Prosecution led by Chief Inspector Lawrence Anane prayed the court to remand the accused pending further investigations into the matter.

What we know so far

The Ghana Police Service has said it has discovered the intestines of one of the child victims in the Abesim murder case.

The remains were discovered on a cocoa farm after officers interrogated Appiah.

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“The intestines were buried in a cocoa farm at Abesim, which the police have since exhumed for pathological analysis and forensic examination in Accra,” the acting director general in charge of public affairs for the Ghana Police, ACP Kwasi Ofori, confirmed.

Three people have been arrested in connection with the Abesim murder case. They include the 28-year-old prime suspect. The police said they have also retrieved the bodies of two teenagers found in Appiah’s living room.

In an interview,  ACP Ofori said the police have gone far with their investigations, and he gave the assurance that all criminal cases are being given the necessary attention.

“All regional crime officers within the 18 police regions have been tasked to make sure they get to the bottom of whatever cases are before them.

“We’ve shown commitment and we’ll do whatever possible to unravel these cases. We’re paying extra attention to all developments in the country, be it murder, stealing or robbery, until we get to the bottom of it,” ACP Ofori said.

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