Ghanaians in Diaspora, especially those in United Kingdom (UK), Canada and United of America (USA), have waded into Abesim murder saga with a call on Ghana Police service to immediately arrest the Chief of Abesim, Barima Kumi Acheaw for interrogation over his claim that the prime suspect, Richard Appiah is mad or not mentally stable.
They’re also demanding the arrest of parents of the prime suspect for questioning to enable the Police unravel all circumstances leading to such barbaric killing.
The Spokesperson for the group, Elder Peter Kofi Duodu in an article said their called is based on the comments by Abesimhene and both parents of Richard Appiah.
According to them, there is a need for police to uncover the circumstance that led to misunderstanding between Appiah and his father, especially leading to the later sacking all of them from the house leaving him alone.
They said the police should extend their investigation to cover all those the prime suspect has so far dealt with in both is work as Sport presenter and architectural work as part of their investigation.
They believed that the claim by Abesimhene that, the suspect is mad or not mental stable should be rubbish by the police’s investigation team because it is always a strategy by serial killers or murders and their lawyers or counsels to hide behind psychology of the suspect to escape conviction.
”We seriously recommend the immediate arrest of Abesimhene and any lawyer or person who would openly come out to assert that the prime suspect is a mad to assist in investigation.
Concerned Ghanaians in diaspora opined also that, the said burning mattress and clothes by Richard Appiah before the murder of the three (3) children must also be another cover-up of his previous murder cases he must have committed and felt that if it is left untouched it may expose him hence his decision to burnt the mattress and that doesn’t means he is a mad person.
“If Richard Appiah was indeed a mad person, how many times has he burnt his clothes?
How come the parents allowed him to stay in the house alone?
We’re also told, he is a sports presenter and can mad person do sports presentation on air?
Why is He not burning his clothes and other belongings always?
To Ghanaians in diaspora, there are so many questions begging for answers in the Case.
They are therefore calling on all hands to be on deck to support Ghana police to unravel all those involved in the murder of the three children and other murder cases in the country.
“We humbly appeal to all Ghanaians both home and abroad to support Ghana police service to unravel the circumstance behind the murder and those involved so as to help reduce the rampant murder cases in the country.
We’re also happy that, Ghana Police Service is to conduct forensic examination on the refrigerated human parts linked to the murder of three persons at Abesim in the Bono Region.
Media reports indicate that, three persons have been arrested in connection with the case including the 28-year-old prime suspect, Richard Appiah.
The police said they have also retrieved the bodies of two teenagers who were found in the living room of the prime suspect at Alaska near Abesim.
Speaking with Asaase News on Monday (23 August), the acting Director General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori said: “…
Those two bodies are clear but those bodies that have been… and placed in the fridge might need a thorough forensic examination.”
“And the police will do that at the police crime laboratory at our Police Hospital and let us listen to the experts,” ACP Ofori said.
He added: “And let us wait for the experts to come out with their conclusive study as to whether it is one body in the fridge or it is two or whatever and whether it is human or not human, let us hold on for the expert advice.” It would be recalled that Graphic online in a report filed By: Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson indicates that, the Kaneshie District Court has remanded Richard Appiah, the 28-year-old architect alleged to have murdered three children at Abesim in the Bono Region.
Appiah is alleged to have committed the gruesome murder of the boys and also kept some of their body parts in a fridge.
He appeared before the court on Thursday, 26th August, 2021 on a provisional charge of two counts of murder.
His plea was not taken as the court is for committal purposes and not the trial court.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Florence Anane, prayed the court to remand the suspect to aid investigations into the case.
She said investigations into the case were still ongoing.
The magistrate Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye, granted the request of the prosecutor and remanded the suspect.
Appiah, who appeared in court without a lawyer, is expected to go back to court on September 15.
Richard Appiah(Suspect) and Abesimhene Barima Kumi Acheaw :Dr.Akuffo Dampare-Acting IGP
FLASHBACK! Abesim murderer is not mentally stable – Chief
The chief of Abesim has granted an interview to the media and has revealed that the sports commentator identified as Fire Man who is currently in police custody for killing three children is not mentally stable.
Netizens and Ghanaians as a whole have been in shock for the past few days following the heinous crime carried out by Richard Appiah.
The chief in the area speaking during an interview stated that he is sure Richard is not mentally stable judging from his actions in the community in recent times.
He continued that he feels Richard Appiah was under the influence of something or his mental capacity had deteriorated which could have pushed him to murder his nephew and other missing individuals to the extent of keeping them in his fridge.
Some town folks kicked against the comment of the chief saying the suspect is not under any influence or having any mental issues.
They stated that although they didn’t expect him to commit such a crime they believe strongly that he is not mad and he carried out those killings on purpose.
That notwithstanding, the chief called on all the police and other security agencies handling the case to get to the bottom of it.