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Police Detains One and Begins Investigations into Jirapa Dubai Owner’s Murder

The owner (Mr. Johnson) of the safari resort in Jirapa in the Upper West Region, commonly referred to as “Jirapa Dubai” was discovered dead on February 11, 2024, in a pool of blood in one of his hotel rooms.

Eric Johnson was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday night, Graphic Online has gathered.

Eric Johnson recently built the Royal Cosy Hills Hotel, nicknamed Jirapa Dubai, in the Upper West Region.

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It has a 4-km safari park with various kinds of animals including zebras. It has an artificial lake with fishes, aqua activities or games (Jet Ski),

Information gathered indicates that, Eric Johnson was attacked by unknown assailants on Saturday night [Feb 10] and stabbed to death.

The incident has generated public discussion.

Eric Johnson, an entrepreneur revealed that he decided to build the safari resort in Jirapa to help create employment opportunities in the area and also to help open the area to tourists to help boost the local economy.

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The police in a statement issued Sunday afternoon said one suspect has been detained.

The police said Eric Johnson was found lying in a pool of blood in one of the hotel rooms at the Royal Cosy Hills Hotel

The Inspector-General of Police is said to have deployed a team of investigators and experts led by the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Depart (CID) to work with the Upper West Regional Police Command to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident.

Attached below is a copy of the statement issued by the police on the incident

Police Communique announcing investigations into Mr Johnson’s death.

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