3 arrested over murder of Sogakope Assemblyman
The Volta Regional Police Command has arrested three suspects in connection with the murder of the Assembly member for Sogakope South Electoral area, Marcus Mawutor Adzahli.
The suspects are believed to be between the ages of 18 and 27 years.
They are also reportedly part of a large squad of criminals responsible for a series of criminal activities in Sogakope.
According to Joy News’, the suspects had been transferred from Sogakope to Ho for further interrogation.
The murder of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli sparked a series of protests among the youth and residents in the area. Irate residents mounted roadblocks to protest the murder of the Assembly member elected in December last year.
The situation left a long queue of vehicles behind both ends of the Sogakope bridge for over four hours.
Murder of the Assembly member
A resident of the town, Yao Amekor, claimed that about eight men broke into the home of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli in the early hours of Sunday. The armed assailants allegedly used cement blocks to destroy the assembly member’s burglar-proof doors before entering his room, Graphic Online reported.
Eyewitnesses account had it that the attackers shot Adzahli several times, leading to his death.
Mr Amekor said the late assemblyman’s neighbours claimed loud gunshots woke them up around 1 a.m. when the incident happened, but they were too terrified to intervene.
The eyewitnesses claimed one gunman wore a mask while the rest were bare-faced, but the assailants were too far away to be identified.
Mr. Adzahli’s wife and child also sustained injuries but have since been treated and discharged from the hospital.