ZEN petrol dump owner arrested over Police officer’s murder


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Afedzi Abdullah, GNA

Cape Coast, Jan. 24,
GNA – The Central Regional Police have arrested Isaac Eshun, the owner of the
ZEN Filling Station in Mankessim, over the killing of a police officer.

Eshun is a chief who
goes by the stool name Nana Nyeiku VII.

Lance Corporal
Kingsley Boahen was found dead hours after the police had foiled a robbery
attack on the suspect’s Filling Station.

Two officers
suffered gunshot wounds in a firefight with the robbers and are reported to be
in stable condition at the Lady of Mercy Hospital, where they are on admission.

DSP Irene Oppong,
Central Regional Police Public Relations Officer, (PRO) who confirmed the
arrest and said efforts were being made to arrest a second suspect, while Eshun
would be processed for court.

She a shortgun and a
pistol had been retrieved from the suspect.

DSP Oppong said
investigations jointly conducted by the Regional CID and Crime Scene Management
Team from the CID Headquarters at the crime scene revealed that the spent
cartridges retrieved from the scene may have been fired from a shot gun and a
pistol belonging to Eshun.

The incident
according to the Police, happened at about 0200 hours when a Police Patrol Team
responded to a distress call from the ZEN Filling Station at Mankessim.

Following the
incident, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), James Oppong -Boanuh led a
high powered delegation to the crime scene for firsthand information and to
console the family.