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Autopsy of tenant killed by landlord ready as prosecution waits for A-G advice

The docket of the landlord, who killed his tenant has been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.

Victor Nana Kankam killed his tenant, Spark Benjamin, an upcoming musician, at his residence at Ofankor in Accra.

The deceased reportedly failed to vacate the apartment which had been rented out to him by the Landlord.

According to the landlord, he shot the deceased in self-defence.

On Monday, the prosecution led by Inspector Steven Ahialey told the Abeka District Court presided over by Achiaama Ofosu that the autopsy report was ready.

He, then, mentioned that the prosecution is however waiting for advice from the AG’s department.

A family member and a friend of the deceased were in court. Madam Cecilia told the court that the rest of the family members had gone to their hometown to bury their beloved one.

The court subsequently adjourned the case to July 20, 2020.

An earlier statement from the Ghana Police Service after the Landlord’s arrest indicated that Landlord had acquired his gun legally in 2007.

“Police investigation has disclosed that the weapon used in committing the crime was legally acquired and registered through due process in 2007,” excerpts of the statement read.

Background of the case

The deceased was shot and killed by his landlord after he allegedly failed to vacate an apartment which was rented out to him.

According to the police, the deceased was rushed to the police station with multiple injuries.

He was, however, rushed to the Police Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Ofankor District  Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) George Asare, who visited the crime scene with his team, said they saw a pool of blood at the entrance of the deceased’s apartment.

Four spent shells were retrieved at the scene. Upon further checks in the suspect’s room, the police retrieved two pump action guns loaded with seven and eight rounds of cartridges each.

Some 32 live cartridges were also retrieved from the suspect’s room.

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