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University of Ghana Law Lecturer, Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, murdered

Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh
Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh

GhPage News has received confirmed reports that University of Ghana Law Lecturer, Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has been murdered in his East Legon Mansion.

Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh according to the information given, he was found dead in his home Saturday morning.

He was believed to have been murdered on Thursday night. The Police picked up his remains on Saturday at his residence where he was murdered.

His hands and legs were all tied, and his body was found in a pool of blood between the bedroom and the living room.

There were signs of a struggle in the room prior to his death. Although the crime scene has been cleaned, there were splashes of blood on the floor.

According to reports, there was no sign of a break-in.  One Isaac Botchway, who said he was the late law professor’s houseboy said the last time he spoke to him was on Thursday at about 8 pm.

Mr Isaac Botchway said he lived in Accra Central and Mr Benneh normally called him whenever he needed him to run errands for him.

“I called him the next day, but he did not respond. The gardener came to work this morning and when he did not find any sign of him, he knocked at his door but there was no response,” Isaac Botchway told Manasseh, theghanareport.com reporter.

“The gardener then went to inform his [Prof Benneh’s] sister who does not live far away from the house. They went for a carpenter to force the door open. When the door was forced open, he was found dead,” he said.

Mr. Botchway suspects that whoever killed the late professor might be known to him and might have been granted access to the room by the late professor.

There is no sign in the house that the door was broken into or there a forced entry through the window.

According to the houseboy, it appeared the person who killed him was granted access to the room.

“There are two keys to the room. He [Prof. Benneh] has one key and I have the other. It’s the gardener who has a key to the main gate,” he said.

“As you can see, the lock has not been broken into. They say a carpenter was brought in to break into the room before they found the body, but there is no sign that this lock was touched.”

The body has been conveyed to the Police Hospital while the police begin investigations into the murder.

Prof. Emmanuel Yaw Benneh had retired from the university but worked on contract and lived alone in his mansion at East Legon, not far from American House.