Court discharges 3 persons over alleged murder of law professor

Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was murdered last year

Three out of the four persons arrested in connection with the alleged murder of law Professor, Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, have been discharged by the Kaneshie District Court on Wednesday September 30.

The three discharged were, Christian Pobee, 32, cleaner; Isaac Botchwey, 41, houseboy; cleaner; and Adams Mensah Mansur, 52, gardener.

One person has however been caged.

The trial judge, Elleanor Kakra Barnes-Botchway, said charge of murder did not implicate the three.

Prof Benneh is said to have been murdered at his Adjiriganor residence in East Legon after his mutilated body was found on Saturday morning.

His legs and arms were tied as his body was found between his living room and bedroom.

The news was broke on Facebook by a colleague lecturer, Dr Poku Adusei.

He said his colleague was murdered in a similar fashion as Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency JB Danquah Adu in 2016.

He told Accra-based Joy FM that investigations have begun as police are on the heels of the perpetrators of the crime.

Until his demise, Prof Benneh was a senior lecturer with the Faculty of Law at University of Ghana, Legon.

He earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from University of Cambridge in the United Kindgom.

He held a postgraduate Certificate in International and Comparative Law from University of Leiden.

By Laud Nartey||Ghana

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