Murder @ Akwamufie Three Americans, others charged for murder of two expats

Six people have been charged for killing two African American women in Akwamufie in the Eastern region.

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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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Six people including, three Americans have been charged for the murder of two African Americans at Akwamufie in the Eastern region.

The suspects were arraigned before an Accra Magistrate court on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 and charged for murder.

Five of the accused, Nana Appia-Nti III, a mechanic, Nana Obiri Yeboah, a farmer, Brenda Kareema Mohammed, a pensioner, Yazid Alazim Mohammed, a businessman and Mensah Kamaugogo Muata, a surgeon assistant were charged with conspiracy to commit crime to wit murder.

The sixth suspect, Anokye Yaw Frimgpong, a driver, was charged with murder.

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.

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