A 35-year-old man identified as Benjamin Kofi Yeboah has been arrested by the Dome Kwabenya District Police Command at Taifa Bankyease for allegedly killing and secretly burying his 86-year-old mother, Madam Abraa Mansa.
According to a report by Pulse Ghana, the suspect who is currently in the grips of the Dome Kwabenya District Police killed his mother and secretly buried her at Ayigbe Town, a community in Dome Kwabenya in Accra.
Benjamin Kofi Yeboah was picked up by the police shortly after her mother’s decomposing corpse was exhumed from a shallow grave.
The report stated that the grave was so shallow that sand had been spread over the legs to conceal them.
The body of Madam Abraa Mansa, whom he had allegedly buried in a shallow dugout with her head down and legs up was exhumed by the National Disaster Management Organisation, municipal health authorities, and the police.
Moments after the police pick-up carrying the body had driven away, there were shouts of ‘there he is, there he is’ a few’ blocks from the crime scene.
A boy had identified the suspect, dressed in a wine shirt over brown trousers, with his backpack in his hand. The alarm drew immediate attention for neighbours to round him up.
Angry residents were bent on administering instant justice on the man but the timely intervention of the assemblyman for Ayigbe Town, Ebenezer Kwao, saved the suspect.
Madam Mansa had been missing from home for some time and the suspect who lived with her had been telling people that she [Mansa] had travelled to Aflao in the Volta Region until calls to Aflao returned with denials and Yeboah subsequently fled the house.
An elder son of the old lady, Stephen Dollah who visited the house chanced upon what he told the police could be the grave of her mother, following which the police obtained a court order to dig and later turned out to be the decomposing body of Madam Mansa.