3 Nigerians Arrested For Murder At Weija
Three Nigerians have been arrested by the Weija
Divisional Police Command in connection with the murder of a two-year-old boy
at Kalabule – a suburb of Weija in the Ga South Municipality.
The three have been identified as Kelly Aluna,
32; Ebona Fabian, 21 and Perry Tomode Genesis, 28.
The victim – Nathaniel Owusu – went missing on Wednesday,
April 24, 2019, but his body was later discovered on Saturday, April 27 wrapped
in a bed sheet hidden between some packed cement blocks at the back of a house
close to the apartment of his parents.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, Weija Divisional Police
Commander and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Laar Baman said the police
received a formal complaint of the missing child around 8:30pm on Wednesday,
April 24, 2019, from the parents of the victim at the Weija toll booth police
Based on police investigations, the three
Nigerian nationals who lived about 200 metres away from the house of the victim
and his parents were arrested to assist police in their investigations.
As part of police investigations, a search was
conducted on the premises of the three suspects but nothing was found.
He noted that while investigations were still
ongoing, police again received another information in the morning of April 27 that
the body of the victim had been found
wrapped in a piece of cloth and dumped
between some packed cement blocks behind
a house belonging to one Patience Aryee – a neighbour.
“Some personnel together with that of the Weija
Police went to the scene and after conducting preliminary investigations, the
body was removed and taken to the Police Hospital for preservation and autopsy,”
The divisional commander revealed that some
persons including neighbours had been invited by the police to give out their statements
but the three arrested Nigerians would be kept at the station until
investigations are over.
“It is being speculated that parts of the body of
the victim had been removed but until the autopsy has been conducted, we cannot
confirm that part of the body has been removed,” ACP Laar Baman averred.
Narrating to journalists how the body was
found, Patience Aryee , whose house is
close to the location where the body was found, said after her children had alerted
her of a foul smell wafting from a pile
of blocks, she went there together with her son to observe what was happening.
“Initially, we thought it was a dead rat so I
went behind my building with my son and found a decomposing body lying in a
pile of cement blocks. After removing some blocks, we found it was Nathaniel,” she
recounted, adding that they then screamed and summoned the parents and some
neighbours to come to their aid.
Meanwhile, father of the deceased Kwame Owusu has vowed to assist the police find the killers of his son.
By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey