- Police in Shama have arrested a 42-year-old man for killing his girlfriend
- Identified as Papa Gyapi, the man reportedly killed his girlfriend because she refused him sex
- He is currently in the custody of the Shama police
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A man has reportedly killed his girlfriend at Shama-Kumasi in the Western region, YEN.com.gh has gathered.
According to a report filed by graphic.com.gh, the 42-year-old man identified as Papa Gyapi used a hammer in committing the ghastly act after the said girlfriend allegedly denied him sex.
The deceased is identified as only Rita, 27.
Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Olivia Ewurabena Adiku, confirmed the incident.
The police, she said, rushed to the scene upon a tipoff from an eye witness. The suspect's room was locked when they got to the scene. But he could be seen through the window wielding a hammer and threatening harm to anyone who dared break into the room.
“The police were left with no option than to force the door open, overpower Papa Gyabi, and disarm and effect his arrest,” DSP Adiku said.
The deceased body was found lying in a pool of blood with the head smashed upon entering the room, she said.
The Regional Crime Scene Management Team has since taken over the crime scene and the body deposited at the Effia Nkwanta Regional Referral Hospital morgue for preservation and autopsy.
The suspect is also in the custody of the Shama Police to assist in the police investigation.
In other news, a team of Police Officers from the National Police Operations Department, led by ACP Kwasi Arhin, Director/Operations, arrested 150 suspected criminals including 25 females at "The Event Hub”, in Achimota-Kingsby Accra on 22nd April 2021.
The arrest is part of the Police Administration's resolve to use intelligence-led operations to rid the city of criminals.
The suspects, between the ages of 19 and 25 were arrested with assorted items retrieved by Police.
They include unregistered vehicles and motorbikes; parcels of white substances and dried leaves believed to be narcotic drugs, mixtures of suspected codeine, and laptop computers.
The Police Service said it will continue to “adopt strategies to rid communities of criminals, in a bid to prevent crimes and to ensure law and order in the country."
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