Two suspects arrested over death of ‘beheaded’ taxi driver; car retrieved

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Reports reaching indicate two persons have been arrested in connection with the death of a taxi driver who was found murdered in an uncompleted building at Ejumako Mando SHS.

The suspects were arrested at Pokuase in the Greater Accra Region. The missing taxi with registration number GT-6188-20 was also retrieved from the suspects.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased have appealed to the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare to fast track investigation to bring the perpetrators to book. They also debunked the claim that the deceased was beheaded.

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Some traders and drivers also lamented the increasing reports of bizarre killings that is increasing in the area as they fear going about their work, especially at dawn.


A 28-year-old Taxi Driver who went missing for three days was found dead in an uncompleted building earmarked for an SHS at Ajumako Mando in the Ajumako Enyan Essiam District of the Central Region.

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Reports gathered indicate that the deceased, Bernard Botwey, who works at Ekumfi Essakyir station was hired by three men on Saturday, October 29, 2020, to Ekumfi Abaasa but never returned.

A search party was thus organized by his colleague taxi drivers and the family but all efforts proved futile.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, around 2:00 PM, however, residents in Ajumako Mando upon smelling a foul scent emanating from the uncompleted building, proceeded to the scene and found the deceased naked.

His hands were also tied with a rope behind his back, and cutlass wounds were found on the body.

The taxi with the registration number GT-6188-20 was allegedly also stolen by the assailants.

They, therefore, reported the incident to the Ajumako District Police Command.

The scene of the crime seem to suggest the deceased struggled with his assailants.

The body has since been deposited at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital Mortuary for autopsy and preservation whiles the police pursue the assailants.

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