The suspects detained in connection with the murder of Imoro Sherrif, a 21-year-old military personnel, will appear in court today, Monday, March 13, 2023.
Among the suspects are Safianu Musah alias Dayorgu, Ibrahim Abdul, and Samuel Tetteh alias Wiper.
Others include Yussif Mohammed, Gafaru Abdul Karim, and Abubakar Sadick nicknamed Birdman, who were all apprehended by police after nearly a week of laborious operations guided by information.
In the course of their inquiries, the police discovered that the soldier had been stabbed in the arm and had passed away following a scuffle with others who had tried to rob him of some items.
Imoro Sherrif, the murdered soldier, allegedly resisted when his attackers tried to take his phone and rucksack, which led one of them to pull a knife and stab him. This is according to the police.
The murder victim was left with the knife stuck in his arm as the burglars stole his phone and ran off.
Subsequent investigations revealed that the main suspects sold the phone to a person who later sold it to another person who is now attempting to conceal its whereabouts by claiming to have resold it to someone else who also claims to have sold it to someone else.
All of these detained people are assisting the police in their efforts to retrieve the phone.
“We would like to assure the public, especially the family of the deceased, that all the suspects are in police custody and will be put before court on Monday, 13th March 2023, to face justice”, police said in a press statement.
“Investigations further revealed that on 3rd March 2023, the deceased had visited a female friend at Ashaiman Newtown at about 10:30pm and left the place in the middle of the night at about 01:30am on the 4th of March 2023”, the police statement read in parts.
During an autopsy, pathologists determined that the primary causes of death were exsanguination and laceration of major vessels in the left arm, both of which are compatible with being stabbed.
The Crime Scene Team found a backpack and a knife that was smeared in blood.
Police found several items inside the backpack, including a Samsung tablet, an Apple laptop, a military outfit with the name tag “Imoro,” eight other pieces of clothing, a Ghana card, and a Health Insurance card bearing the name Imoro Sherrif.