- The main suspect in the Professor Benneh case has spoken of the motive with which he went into his former boss's home
- According to James Womba, he only wanted to rob his boss and not end his life
- During interrogations, he added that due to his boss's refusal to heed to his (Womba's) demands, he hit him with an iron rod
- Professor Benneh died as a result and was later discovered in a pool of blood in his room
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James Womba, the main suspect in the murder of University of Ghana's Law lecturer, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has spoken to the police in a new confession.
According to a report sighted by YEN.com.gh on Ghanaweb, James Womba said he went into the late professor's home with the intention to rob him and not to cause any harm to him.
The Director General of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, while speaking in a media briefing, indicated that Womba and his accomplice knocked out Professor Benneh, killing him in the process.
COP Isaac Ken Yeboah said Womba was compelled to hit Professor Benneh because he was not forthcoming with what they were demanding from him and he also wanted to blow an alarm over the attack.
Womba is reported to have given a new name to the police as the one he committed the dastardly act with after he gave a different name in his first interrogation.
Interrogators say Womba confessed to hitting Professor Benneh with an iron rod and gagged him.
After incessant requests, Womba and his accomplice took two phones and an amount of GH¢450 cedis from the professor's wallet.
Womba then took a CPU attached to a computer in Professor Benneh's room and threw it into a septic tank in the house.
In his confession James Womba said he was the brain behind the whole attack since he had a spare key to Professor's Benneh's room unknown to the late Law lecturer.
Professor Yaw Benneh's death was reported and went viral on social media after he was found dead in his room on September 12, 2020, at his Adjiriganor mansion.
The late professor was found in a pool blood with his hands tied.
Police, in conducting their investigation into the murder arrested four suspects who were all workers of the lecturer.
James Womba, a cleaner who had been recently employed by the lecturer broke down during interrogations and confessed to committing the crime.