Abesim Murder: Police arrest fresh suspect; supposed accomplice of Richard Appiah

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Sunyani police have arrested a new suspect in the murder of three people in Abesim, near Sunyani in the Bono Region.

Speaking to the media, Ghana Police Service Director of Public Affairs, Alexander Kwaku Obeng, did not reveal the name of the new suspect but stated that this is the second arrest made by the Police since the deceased was discovered in the home of the first suspect.

The unidentified suspect has been arrested alongside the first suspect, 28-year-old Richard Appiah.

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Richard Appiah, a 28-year-old architect, is accused of murdering a 12-year-old, a 15-year-old, and an unidentified man.

On Friday, August 20, 2021, the bodies were discovered in his living quarters in Alaska, near Abesim.

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According to the Director of Public Affairs, the two are expected to assist the police in their investigation of the case.

According to Supt. Kwaku Obeng, the IGP has directed that a homicide investigation team from the CID Headquarters in Accra take over the investigation.

“The remains are being transported to the Ghana Police Service hospital morgue in Accra for forensic analysis to aid the investigation,” he added.

He also revealed that clinical psychologists and counsellors had been dispatched to support and counsel those affected by the murder, including families, community members, and the police officers who led the search.

He also requested public assistance in resolving the case as soon as possible.

“We are aware that the police cannot solve all issues in incidents like this, and the public plays an important role in the investigation process. As a result, two liaison officers have been chosen and will begin working tomorrow [Monday].”

“The Bono region Police Command will be in charge of this. Their job is to communicate with the affected families and the police so that we can determine how far we have progressed in the accident investigation and the issues that are bothering the family members. “Through them, the administration will be aware and will provide prompt redress,” he added.

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