Man busted for shooting girlfriend in hotel room

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A 42-year-old man identified as Edwin Awuku has shot and killed his girlfriend at the Ceder Cresent Hotel at Danyame, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region where they checked-in together police investigations have revealed.

According to the Police, there was no armed robbery attack at the Hotel as was reported by the complainant who is the wife of the suspect.

The police say the suspect Edwin Awuku, on Thursday 2 January 2020 at about 1:00am checked into the said Hotel with the girlfriend Comfort Owusu Afriyie alias Maame Yaa, 46.

While in the hotel room, Mr Awuku shot the victim in the chest killing her instantly and he the suspect sustained injury on his left forefinger in the process.

Mr Awuku sensing danger left the Hotel premises unnoticed and drove to his residence at Amakom and informed the wife about the incident and dropped the exhibit weapon and his mobile phones at home.

Both, the suspect and the wife went back to the hotel to raise alarm on the incident, drawing the attention of other persons.

Mr Awuku and his wife later drove to the Central Police Station, where an official complaint of an alleged armed robbery and murder was reported.

Police said they have now retrieved the exhibits, Smith & Wesson SD 9mm Pistol, an empty shell casing and an Infinix Hot 5 mobile phone from the suspect’s residence at Amakom.

Mr Awuku has been arrested and in custody, while the case docket is being prepared for onward transmission to the Attorney General’s Office for advice.


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