GHANA: TWO TO BE HANGED FOR KILLING EX-POLICEMAN
April 15, 2019:
Twelve years after killing an ex-policeman the two killers have been sentenced to death by hanging, Ghanaweb reported on 13 April 2019. (Sources: ghanaweb.com, 13/04/2019)
The two convicts, Ebenezer Tei (aka Rastaman) and Felix Okpanye, both fishermen, were sent to the gallows by the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court.
The two beheaded the ex-police officer, Emmanuel Appiah Kubi, on 14 March 2007 and dumped his body in the Volta Lake at Old Marine, a community near Akosombo.
They pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit murder and murder before the court, presided over by Mr Justice Lawrence Mensah, a justice of the Court of Appeal with additional responsibility as a High Court judge.
A seven-member jury, however, found them guilty and returned a guilty verdict.