Police investigations have finally confirmed that the gory killing of Comfort Owusu Afriyie alias Maame Yaa, 46 at the Cedar Crescent Hotel was carried out by his boyfriend Edwin Awuku, 42.
Edwin Awuku who works with the Bank of Ghana (BOG) had initially created the impression that attackers breached the security of the hotel and attacked him and his girlfriend snuggling secretly in their room.
Whatsup News gathered that after he had shot his girlfriend with a handgun he had sneaked into the hotel, he called his wife pretending to have been attacked by unknown assailants.
However, the Ashanti Regional Police Command has issued an official statement elaborating on what really happened.
“While in the hotel room, Mr Awuku shot the victim in the chest and killed her, with suspect Awuku sustaining an injury on his left forefinger in the process,” the police said in a statement released today.
“Mr Awuku then left the Hotel premises unnoticed and drove to his residence at Amakom to inform his wife about the incident.”
The statement added that Mr Awuku “also dropped the murder weapon and his mobile phone at home and proceeded with the wife to the hotel to raise alarm as though there had been a robbery, drawing the attention of other persons.”
However, surprised staff of Cedar Crescent Hotel told Whatsup News that they were surprised that their client would claim armed robbers attacked them in their room.
Speaking to the Hotel Manager, Naa Kella Buadu, she expressed shock that armed robbers allegedly stormed her hotel and there was no hint from any of her staff in duty.
According to her, Cedar Crescent places a high premium on clients’ security and the incident could not have been through an invasion of armed robbers.
Apparently, Mr. Awuku felt cornered and cooked up a story to through his wife off his promiscuous trail.
It is unclear what happened between the suspected killer and his girlfriend, as the hotel manager told Whatsup News that there was no way they could have known the embattled BoG staff was carrying a fully loaded gun.