4 arrested over gruesome murder of Sogakope assemblyman

Four persons have been arrested in the Volta Region for their alleged complicity in the murder of the Sogakope South Electoral Area assembly member Marcus Mawutor Adzahli.

A police statement issued Sunday evening said the four suspects are assisting police in investigations into the gruesome murder which triggered violent protests in the Sogakope township.

Details of the suspects have however been withheld by the police.

They are expected to be put before court Monday.

The police is working assiduously in partnership with all relevant stakeholders to arrest anyone involved in the killing of the assemblyman and also calls on the public for support,” the statement signed by Regional Police PRO, Corporal Prince Dogbatse assured.

Marcus was shot multiple times in what some believe to be a contract killing, an incident that sparked violent protests in the town last week. His wife who was assaulted by the unknown assailants, was said to have collapsed later.

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Marcus Mawutor Adzahli

The attackers were said to have refused to accept 30,000-cedi offer from the victim’s wife in a plea to save his life, insisting money was not the reason for the attack.

They subsequently snatched the money only after they had shot, stabbed and killed Marcus.

The main highway linking the Greater Accra region to parts of Volta region through Sogakope, as well as other major roads, were blocked by some angry protestors who have been demanding justice for the assembly member.

They claimed the police could have averted the incident if they were a little proactive.

Former President Jerry John Rawlings announced 25,000 cedis for anyone who offers information leading to the arrest of the killers of the assemblyman. The Volta Regional Minister also announced 10,000-cedi bounty on the killers.

By 3news.com|Ghana


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