Four persons have been picked by the police to assist investigation into last Saturday’s gruesome murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, a Senior Lecturer of the University of Ghana Law Faculty.
The four, all workers at his residence, are Christian Pobee, 32, cleaner; Isaac Botchwey, 41, houseboy; James Nana Womba, 26, cleaner; and Adams Mensah Mansur, 52, gardener.
The body of the law lecturer, younger brother of a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ghana, Prof. George Benneh, was discovered in his residence on Saturday morning lying in a pool of blood, with his hands tied behind him and his body bearing cuts all over.
The crime scene investigations team from the Criminals Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has since launched investigations into the circumstances of his murder.
The Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Accra Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Afia Tenge, said the East Legon police received a report at about 7 a.m. last Saturday that Prof. Benneh had been found dead in his home at Adjirigano in a pool of blood.
She said the police, along with the Crime Scene Investigations team from the CID headquarters, proceeded to the house and found him lying dead with some cuts on his body.
“Currently a team of investigators, including the crime scene management team from the CID, have begun investigations and are undertaking a thorough crime scene reconstruction analysis to help the police make headway into the unfortunate incident,” she stated.
She further added that the police would readily inform the public of any development which would not jeopardise the investigations.
DSP Tenge said the body of the deceased had been deposited at the Police Hospital morgue awaiting autopsy.
Prof. Benneh earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and held a postgraduate certificate in International and Comparative Law from the University of Leiden.
He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from the University of Ghana and had an enormous consulting experience, and has published extensively.
Prof. Benneh lived alone in Adjirigano, was not married but had a son who lives abroad.