Akwamufie killing US embassy regrets murder of two African American

The US embassy in Ghana says it is in contact with the family members of the two expats murdered in Akwamufie.

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The grave site where the bodies were exhumed play

The grave site where the bodies were exhumed

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The United States Embassy in Ghana, has noted with regret the death of two of its citizens who were allegedly murdered in the Eastern Region.

The Embassy in a statement said it is in contact with the family members of the deceased persons providing consular assistance.

It will not give further comments about the incident except to say they are optimistic the rule of law will prevail in Ghana for the culprits to be arrested.

Read below the Embassy's statement

Death of American Citizens in Ghana

"The U.S. Embassy in Ghana reports with deepest sympathy that two U.S. citizens have been killed in the Eastern Region of Ghana.  We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the victims.  The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is in contact with family members and is providing appropriate consular assistance. Due to privacy considerations, we have no further comment at this time.

We have confidence in the rule of law in Ghana, and urge any residents with information regarding this incident to report it to the Ghana Police Service.  We refer you to local authorities for details on the investigation."

Background

The Police in Akosombo in the Eastern region have found the bodies of two African Americans killed and buried by some unknown assailants.

The victims were earlier reported to have gone missing and a search in their room Tuesday afternoon purportedly revealed blood stains on the floor; and a blood-stained cudgel, believed to have been used to hit them, was also found.

The paramount chief of the Akwamu Traditional Area, Odeneho Kwafo Akoto II, on Wednesday dispatched over 70 people to complement a police search for the two missing persons.

There were suspicions among residents that the two murdered persons – a 75-year-old lady identified only as Mamlena and 60-year-old Nzinga – were kidnapped and murdered.

Meanwhile, the Police have arrested two persons in connection with the murder of the two African American women.

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