The Ghana Police Service officer who allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend at Adum in the Kumasi Metropolis has been placed on remand by the Asokore Mampong District Court.
The officer is a member of the Ashanti regional SWAT team.
The suspect, Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, has been charged with murder but his plea has not yet been heard.
The court will see him again on May 30, 2023.
Victoria Dapaah, also known as Maadwoa, was shot many times at close range by Inspector Twumasi, killing her instantly.
The incident took place on April 20, 2023, about 9:30 p.m.
On Thursday, April 2023 at around 10:15 p.m., a formal case complaint was filed by Mr. Emmanual Dapaah, uncle to the deceased, explaining that his niece Maa Aadjoa 27, had been shot by his former boyfriend at Adum in front of Dufie Towers. The suspect took to his heels in a Pragya tricycle after the crime was committed.
The facts of the case were presented in court on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 by the Head of Legal and Prosecution of the Ashanti Regional Command, ACP Kofi Blagodzi.
The dead body of the deceased was left at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital when the police arrived at the crime scene and saw her lying in a pool of blood after being shot multiple times. Following an investigation, the culprit was apprehended in his hiding place in Asokore in the Ashanti region’s Effiduase District.
Further explaining, he told the court that “during Police questioning, the suspect confessed to committing the crime over GH5000 debt the deceased refused to refund after their amorous relationship went sour leading to crime.”
Other police investigations, according to ACP Blagodzi, also proved that the suspect committed the murder in front of the deceased friend Eunice, who had been invited by Inspector Twumasi to go with him to settle his conflict with his ex-girlfriend.
During his impassioned response to his accusation in court, suspect Inspector Twumasi said, “it was never my intention to kill the deceased, only God knows what happened between the two of us there’’.
ACP Kofi Blagodzi begged His Worship Samuel Buaben Quansah, the presiding court judge, to remand the suspect into police custody for one month so that the police could complete their investigation. The request was granted, and the court ordered the parties to reappear on May 30, 2023.