Irate residents burn down two-bedroom property of landlord who killed tenant

Irate residents burn down two-bedroom property of landlord who killed tenant

Some angry residents of Ofankor, in Accra, have set ablaze the two-bedroom apartment of the landlord who shot and killed his tenant on Sunday, May 24, 2020.

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The landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam allegedly murdered the ‘musician’ tenant over a woman, according to police investigations.

A police extract revealed that the landlord, Stephen Kankam shot the budding musician, Spark Benjamine multiple times.

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The incident led the youth in the area to set the two-bedroom property on fire.

In an interview with Ghanaweb, some of the youth said they are pained by the death of Spark Benjamine. They also described the deceased as a calm and nice person.

They, however, described the landlord as a violent womanizer.

The suspect has been detained to assist the police in their investigations.

The body was deposited at the police hospital mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

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Meanwhile, it has emerged that the gun used by the landlord was legally acquired and registered.

According to the Ghana Police Service, the weapon was registered in 2007, clearing earlier concerns raised by a section of the public about his eligibility to acquire the weapon.

Police investigations have disclosed that the weapon used in committing the crime was legally acquired and registered through due process in 2007,” a statement from the police noted. earlier reported that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) data available indicates that two more persons have died from COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 34.

The update posted on the GHS website on Tuesday, May 26, also indicates that some 220 more persons have recovered from the disease. The recoveries now stand at 2,317.

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