University of Ghana Law Lecturer murdered

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A senior lecturer at the University of Ghana Faculty of Law, Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh has been murdered at his residence in East Legon.

He is believed to have been murdered on Thursday night but the Police retrieved his body on Saturday Morning.

Prof  Benneh had retired from the university but works on contract and lives alone in a his mansion at East Legon, not far from American House.

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There was no sign of a break in the huge mansion the retired lecturer lived alone in East Legon.

According to a houseboy of the late Professor, Isaac Botchway, the last time he spoke to him was on Thursday at about 8 pm.

Mr Botchway said he lived in Accra Central and Mr Benneh normally called him whenever he needed him to run errands for him.

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“I called him the next day, but he did not respond. The gardener came to worked this morning and when he did not find any sign of him, he knocked at his door but there was no response,” Isaac Botchway told

“The gardener then went to inform his [Prof Benneh’s] sister who does not live far away from the house. They went for a carpenter to force the door open,” he continued.

“When the door was forced open, he was found dead,” he said.

His hands and legs were all tied, and his body was was found in a pool of blood between the bedroom and the living room.

There were signs of a struggle in the room prior to his death.

Although the crime scene has been cleaned, there were splashes of blood on the floor.

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