Abraham Amoakohene, the brother of Samuel Kwabena Poku – the man who was allegedly murdered by his own houseboy on March 10, this year, at his Ofankor residence in the Ga West municipality of Accra – has urged the media to stop speculating the motive and circumstances surrounding the crime in order not to undermine the cause of justice.
Mr Amoakohene said though the bereaved family appreciates the interest and the sympathy the media have demonstrated in respect of the case, they should wait for the full facts, which would be disclosed in court on completion of police investigation for fairness to prevail for all the stakeholders in the matter.
The late Poku’s brother, who is the complainant in the case, told the Ghana News Agency, on Monday that Mr Poku’s family was distressed by the varied media accounts regarding the motive of the alleged murderer, the circumstances leading to the murder and how the murder was carried out.
“We are even yet to have the full facts, while the houseboy keeps changing his story,” he said.
An Accra Central District Court on Friday remanded Vanwood Kofi Asante, the houseboy, into police custody to assist the police in their investigation.
He is to come back to the court, presided over by Ebenezer Kwaku Ansah, on April 7.
Asante has been charged with murder, but he had his plea reserved.
The London-based 60-year-old landlord had reportedly returned to Ghana to take part in a friend’s funeral and to undertake some projects when he was purportedly assassinated by the houseboy.