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Second Suspect in Abesim Serial Murder Freed

The second suspect arrested in connection with the Abesim murder case has been released by the police.

The identity of the suspect was not made public.

However, he was arrested after Richard Appiah, a 28-year-old, was nabbed on August 20, 2021, for the alleged murder of three children at Abesim in the Bono Region.

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The suspect is alleged to have committed the gruesome murder of three boys.

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Appiah was arrested after a relative of one of the victims had reported to the Sunyani Police about his missing son on August 20, 2021.

The second suspect is reported to have been freed after investigations established that he was not linked to the case.

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Why is the main suspect Appiah still in police custody? 

Police arrested Richard Appiah for the murder of three persons, including two teenagers, and preserving their chopped body parts in a fridge.

According to the police, 56-year-old Thomas Adjei reported that his 12-year-old son Louis Agyemang Junior had gone missing on Friday.

The boy had gone to play football and did not return home as of 10 pm. But one of the friends of the boy told Mr Adjei that he had seen Louis exit the park together with Richard during the football match.

Mr Adjei organized some neighbours and went to Alaska near Abesim in Sunyani together with the police to question Richard, who is also the stepbrother of Louis.

The team insisted on searching the house and found one of the doors locked.

However, the suspect explained that the keys to the room had gone missing.

After forcefully breaking the lock, the body of Louis Agyemang Junior was found in cold blood lying prostrate on the floor with the head severed. The group also found a sack containing human body parts.

A fridge in the house was discovered containing three human heads, including that of Louis.

One of the deceased was identified as Stephen, 15, but the identity of the third is yet to be established. Many more body parts were found tucked in the fridge like meat at a slaughterhouse.

The three human heads and the body of Louis Agyemang Junior were deposited at the Best Care Mortuary at Mantukwa in the Sunyani West Municipality.

The development has prompted the IGP Dampare to direct the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the police headquarters in Accra to provide technical support to the Bono Regional CID to investigate the matter.

Police uncover buried intestines 

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service found human intestines allegedly buried by the suspect, Richard Appiah.

The entrails, supposedly of one of the deceasedwere found on a cocoa farm and have since been exhumed for analysis and forensic examination in Accra.

A statement issued on Wednesday, August 25, said two cutlasses with bloodstains used by the suspect to commit the crime were also retrieved from the scene.

Alleged murder suspect is not an architect

Meanwhile the Ghana Architect Association has debunked claims that the suspect arrested over the murder of some children at Abesim in Sunyani in the Bono Region is a member of the association.

Reacting to the claim, a press release issued by the association and signed by the Honorary Secretary, Augustus Richardson indicated that such claims is false and that the suspect is not an architect neither is he a member of the association.

“The Ghana Institute of Architects would like to categorically state that Richard Appiah is NOT an Architect. The ARCHITECTS ACT 1969 (N.L.C.D 357), Section 10, qualifications, states: “10. Qualifications: Subject to section 11, a person is registered as an Architect on payment of the prescribed fee if that person is a member of the Institute.”


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