CID boss leads investigations into death of Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei

The Ghana Police Service has dispatched the director general of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), COP Ken Yeboah, to lead its technical team to find out the reason for the death of Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei, a policewoman.

In a statement issued on Sunday 8 August and signed by the acting director general of public affairs of the Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori, the Service, further to a press release issued by the Eastern Regional Police Command, affirms that “two suspects, namely Timothy Dampare (50), a lotto agent, and Richard Nimo (30), the manager of Misiho Hotel, have been arrested in connection with the death of Policewoman Lance Corporal Sarah Adjei at Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region”.

The statement adds: “The director general in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department, COP Mr Ken Yeboah, is leading a technical team made up of crime scene managers and the Homicide Unit to unravel the death of the policewoman.”

Preliminary findings

According to the police, “Preliminary investigations established the following sequence of events: The lance corporal, Sarah Adjei, left home, leaving the boyfriend, Timothy Dampare, under lock at her apartment at Nkawkaw on Saturday, 7th August, 2021”.

“The deceased alone then drove a car, a Hyundai Elantra with registration number GE 331-19, belonging to Timothy Dampare, to Misiho Hotel near Nkawkaw at around 12:00 pm for a short stay. At around 7:00 pm the same day, the hotel manager, Richard Nimo, decided to check on the deceased when he noticed there was no activity in the room. On entering the room, he found the deceased lying on the floor.”

The hotel manager, ACP Kwesi Ofori further states, “then reported the incident to the police, who, on arrival, identified the deceased as a staff of the Nkawkaw Divisional Police Command. The police team then visited the home of the deceased and noticed the apartment has been locked with Timothy Dampare in it.

“Two notes were found during police investigations. One was found at the scene of the alleged murder and the other on the balcony of the house of the deceased. The note reads, ‘Dear Mr Timothy Dampare, I told you I owe people money and you decided to help me and you have been with me in my house for one week now and you refused to help me so if anything happen, you have cause it [sic],’” the police statement said.

“The police called the deceased’s mobile number and an unknown male voice answered and informed the police that the deceased owes him an amount of twenty-eight thousand Ghana cedis (GH¢28,000.00), hence the seizure of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle.”

Police assurance

The statement by the director general in charge of public affairs of the Police Service ends with the assurance: “The police are doing everything possible to track the whereabouts of the Hyundai Elantra vehicle used by the deceased and her mobile phone and apprehend the suspect.

”The police are also appealing to members of the public to provide vital information that might help to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of the policewoman.”

Wilberforce Asare

Asaase Radio 99.5