National Security Operative Killed At Awoshie

A 32-year-old man has been arrested by the Anyaa Police for allegedly stabbing a National Security operative to death.

The suspect,
Emmanuel Gyeabour, according to the police, stabbed Alhaji Abdul Mummin Salia,
aka Sly, 36, in the neck at Awoshie, Accra after a
misunderstanding had ensued between the two over the operative’s refusal to
honour a funeral invitation and also make contribution towards the funeral.

Gyeabour, per
police account, was a close friend to the operative and after losing his mother
sometime last year, he served Salia an invitation to attend the funeral.

However, Alhaji
Abdul Mummin reportedly could not honour the invitation and when suspect finally
met him after the funeral, he confronted him (deceased) and that led to a
brutal attack.

An eyewitness who
was a former co-tenant of Alhaji Abdul Mummin told DAILY GUIDE that Alhaji Mummin
and the suspect were friends and were both leading members of a group of
supporters of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the area.

The eyewitness
said Alhaji Mummin relocated to Kasoa with his family and since he was a former
polling station executive who also played active roles in the activities of the
party in the Ablekuma North area, he paid a visit to his friends anytime he was
in the neighbourhood.

He claimed Alhaji
Mummin returned from a party meeting and met his friends at their usual spot to
socialise and while chatting with other friends, Gyeabour approached them with some
dried fishes in his hands and offered them to his friends, but “Alhaji Mummin
declined to take the fish and said he preferred meat instead.”

He said it was
then that he confronted Alhaji Mummin and as the argument became heated, Alhaji
Mummin went to his car to pick his wallet and to give out his donation when the
suspect ‒ who was already armed ‒ stabbed him in
the neck from behind.

“Alhaji Mummin
was rushed to the Ga South Municipal Hospital for treatment but was referred to
Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for medical care when he died on arrival at the
health facility,” the source claimed.

According to the
eyewitness, but for the timely intervention of the Anyaa Police, some people
around would have lynched the suspect.

The Accra
Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge,
confirmed the incident and said the body has been deposited at the Korle-Bu
Teaching Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

She said the
police received information about 3:30 pm on January 22 about a mob attack on
Gyeabour after the incident.

She confirmed
that Alhaji Mummin, a Muslim, was buried last Friday in his hometown of
Larabanga in the Northern Region according to Islamic tradition.

His wife, Ayisha Shaibu
Bancy, upon hearing her husband’s death, reportedly fell unconscious and was
rushed to a health facility, where she is receiving treatment.

Alhaji Mummin left behind three children, with the last one child being nine months old.

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BY Linda Tenyah-Ayettey