The Ghana Police Service is claiming that James Nana Wamba, the main suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, a University of Ghana law lecturer has mysteriously died.
The suspect who appeared in court recently and confessed to having conducted the dastardly act, looked perfectly okay last week Wednesday in court. But the Police is claiming that he had fallen ill.
Already, critics are finding it difficult to believe the police story, particularly when it emerged that Professor Benneh was writing a damning book at the time he was brutally murdered in his bedroom.
According to some sources, the book would have exposed some important personalities in the country.
However, the police announced that Wamba, 29, passed away last Saturday, October 17, at the Police Hospital in Accra.
He is said to have been rushed to the hospital after his court hearing on Wednesday, October 14, where he was treated and discharged, the state-owned Daily Graphic reported.
But police sources say, he was later sent to the hospital last Saturday and was admitted for treatment but died shortly afterwards.
The police did not state the cause of his highly suspicious death which will essentially close the murder trial.
The deceased, who was a cleaner at Prof Benneh’s house, was said to have killed his employer when the lecturer resisted Wamba’s robbery attempt.
He was said to have committed the act together with two others and had been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and murder by the Kaneshie District Court.