The Eastern Regional Police Command have begun investigations into the circumstances that led to the death of Lance Corporal Sara Adjei of the Nkawkaw Divisional Command.
The deceased police officer was found dead in a hotel at Nkawkaw on Saturday evening, having booked the room a few hours earlier.
In a press statement signed by the ACOP Kwesi Ofori, Ag. Director-General, the Public Affairs Directorate, National Headquarters indicated that two suspects, namely; Timothy Dampare, 50, a lotto agent and Richard Nimo, 30, the manager of Misiho Hotel, have been arrested in connection with the death of Policewoman Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
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Furtherance to the press release issued by the Eastern Regional Police Command, dated 8th August, 2021, the Public Affairs Directorate, National Headquarters would like to affirm that two suspects, namely; Timothy Dampare, 50, a lotto agent and Richard Nimo, 30, the manager of Misiho Hotel, have been arrested in connection with the death of Policewoman Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
The Director-General in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, COP Mr Ken Yeboah is leading a technical team made up of Crime Scene managers and the Homicide Unit to unravel the death of the Policewoman.
Preliminary investigations established the following sequence of events;
- The Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei, left home, leaving the boyfriend, Timothy Dampare, under lock at her apartment at Nkawkaw on Saturday, 7th August, 2021
- The deceased alone then drove a car, Hyundai Elantra with registration number GE 331-19, belonging to Timothy Dampare, to Misiho Hotel near Nkawkaw at around 12:00pm for a short stay.
- At around 7pm the same day, the hotel manager, Richard Nimo, decided to check the deceased when he noticed there was no activity in the room. On entering the room, he found the deceased lying on the floor.
- The hotel manager then reported the incident to the Police, who on arrival, identified the deceased as a staff of the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Command
- The Police team then visited the home of the deceased and noticed the apartment has been locked with Timothy Dampare in it.
- Two notes were found during police investigations. One was found at the scene of the alleged murder and the other on the balcony of the house of the deceased. The note reads “Dear Mr Timothy Dampare I told you I owe people money and you decided to help me and you have been with me in my house for one week now and you refused to help me so if anything happen you have cause it.”
- The Police called the deceased’s mobile phone number and an unknown male voice answered and informed the police that the deceased owes him an amount of Twenty-Eight Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢28,000.00) hence the seizure of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle.
- The Police is doing everthing possible to track the whereabouts of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle used by the deceased and her mobile phone and apprehend the suspect.
- The Police are appealing to members of the public to provide vital information that might help to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the Policewoman.
Assistant Commissioner of Police
Ag. Director-General, Public Affairs