Prof. Benneh’s cleaner threw murdered lecturer’s CPU into ‘manhole’

A domestic worker of murdered law professor, Yaw Benneh, has admitted to stealing some items after the gruesome murder on September 10.

The 26-year-old, James Nana Womba, is said to have taken the CPU from a desktop computer at the house, which he hid in a septic tank.

He also made away with two mobile phones and an amount of GHC450.

According to the Director-General of the Police CID, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, some items have been retrieved.

He said, Nana Womba, admitted his role in the killing of the law professor and mentioned the names of his accomplices.

He said after the interrogation, some personnel accompanied him to where some of the stolen items were hidden.

COP Isaac Ken Yeboah further added that his team has also been given the location of the murder weapon although the cleaner said the Professor’s mobile phones have been sold.

Earlier, five persons were arrested in connection with the murder of the University of Ghana law professor but three; Christian Pobi, 32yrs, Adams Mensah Mansur, 52yrs, and 41-year-old, Isaac Botchway were discharged because police investigation did not find anything incriminating on them.

After his first confession, State Prosecutor,  Inspector Ebenezer Teye-Okuffo, told the Kaneshie District Court that one, Opambour Agya Nkansah Badu was named as an accomplice of Womba who has since been arrested and charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

The state prosecutors also added that efforts are underway to apprehend the one other.


Prof. Benneh, said to live a solitary life, was found dead in his home Saturday morning. He was believed to have been murdered on Thursday night.

Police picked up his body from his East Legon home on Saturday.

Prof.  Benneh had retired from the University of Ghana but worked on contract and lived alone in his mansion at East Legon, not far from American House.

There was no sign of a break-in.

However, one Isaac Botchway, who was the late law professor’s houseboy said the last time he spoke to him was on Thursday at about 8 pm.

Mr. Botchway said he lived in Accra Central and Prof. Benneh normally called him whenever he needed him to run errands for him.

After finding out that the professor was not answering the door, they broke in.

“When the door was forced open, he was found dead,” Botchway narrated.

His hands and legs were all tied, and his body was found in a pool of blood between the bedroom and the living room.

There were signs of a struggle in the room prior to his death.

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