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The police in Kumasi have arrested a 42-year-old driver with the Bank of Ghana for allegedly killing his 46-year-old girlfriend in a hotel in Kumasi.

Edwin Awuku allegedly shot and killed Ms Comfort Owusu Afriyie, alias Maame Yaa, ran to his house at Amakom to hide the gun and returned to the hotel with the wife to allege that armed robbers had attacked them and killed Maame Yaa.

Source

According to the police, preliminary investigations showed that the suspect checked into the hotel on January 2, 2020, around 1 a.m. with Maame Yaa.

The source said Awuku, who had the gun on him, was fidgeting with the weapon and in the process the gun went off, killing the woman and also hurting his finger.

Sensing danger, the source said the suspect ran home to tell his wife and hid the weapon behind a fridge and came back to the hotel to allege an armed robbery incident.

Confirmation

Confirming the incident, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Godwin Ahianyo, said the suspect, together with the wife, came to lodge a complaint of armed robbery attack on the suspect at the hotel and alleged that Comfort was killed in the process.

However, he said that the police investigation had shown that it was the suspect rather who shot Comfort and went home to hide the gun, before reporting to the hotel and lodging a complaint with the police.

ASP Ahianyo said the suspect was currently in police custody, while the docket had been forwarded to the Attorney General’s Department for advice.

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