The murder of Mawutor Adzahli, Sogakope Assemblyman, was not contract killing but robbery attack, the Commissioner of Police (COP) Isaac Ken Yeboah, Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department, has said.
COP Yeboah said the suspects; Bright Awuya, Franklin Tettey, Steven Ansong, and Amos Agbaklah had alleged that they only went there to rob the deceased and not to kill him.
The suspects said in the process of the robbery the victim engaged in a struggle with them, which provoked them to kill him.
COP Yeboah made this known in Accra during his maiden media interaction within his 100 days in office as the CID Head.
He explained that two more suspects were still on police wanted list and vowed that the Police would track and bring them to face the law.
Meanwhile, the four are still in police custody assisting in investigations.
Giving the background, COP Yeboah said on March 1, this year, at about 0110 hours, police received a distress call that the deceased was under attack by armed robbers at Sogakope behind the Allied Filling Station.
He said when they arrived at the scene, Adzahli was found in a pool of blood in his room with gunshot wounds on his chest and left eye, whilst his wife, Abigail Dogbe, and two-year-old daughter bled from the head and forehead, respectively.
COP Yeboah said the Police found one live cartridge, six BB cartridges, an empty safe and broken cement blocks used to break into the room.
On March 15, three of the suspects were arrested upon a tip-off whereas Agbaklah, the fourth accused, was later arrested at Sogakope on March 24, upon suspicion that he was a member of the gang and he mentioned the three as his accomplices.
He also confessed that one Vincent Dzotepe, alias Adjei, supplied them with weapons and identified him when he was arrested on February 9.
In a related development, police also arrested Mohammed Buzu, alias Memeh, for terrorising expatriates including Dr Oral Williams and his wife, Mrs Claudia Allen Williams, who, as a result, relocated to South Africa.
He has since been identified by some of his victims.
Another person, Kenneth Antwi, was also arrested for receiving items robbed from the victims including passports and money.