3 Grabbed Over Murder Of Chinese Woman At Dansoman

3 Grabbed Over Murder Of Chinese Woman At Dansoman

 

 

The Police have arrested and arraigned a 37 year old driver, Jacob Kwesi Acquah, for allegedly killing Xiong Yin, a Chinese national in cold blood at the Dansoman, Accra. Acquah, a former employee of the deceased, is said to have gone to her house and to demand the phone number of her house help. When Xiong proceeded to her

 

bedroom to get the phone number for Acquah, he then allegedly followed her, pushed her onto the bed and then strangled her with a pillow. Acquah was also said to have smashed the deceased’s head, several times, on the floor and on a metallic sliding door. He also used the metal part of a shower handle to strike her several times too,

 

 

allegedly. Two other accomplices; Faustina Otimah, a 21 year old house help, and then Memunatu Allotey, a trader, alleged to have also facilitated the murder by assisting Acquah, appeared before the Kaneshie District Court. They are being held for abetment of crime to wit murder. The court, presided over by Ms Ama Adomako Kwakye,

 

 

reserved their plea and remanded them into the Police custody to reappear on June 15. Narrating the facts of the case, Inspector Apewa Achana said the complainant, Lin Youji, a Chinese national, was residing at Dansoman Exhibition in Accra. Acquah resided at Chorkor-Santana and Otimah, the house help of the deceased, resided at

 

 

Mpoase, while Memunatu was the girlfriend of Acquah. The prosecution said about seven months ago, Acquah was dismissed by the complainant for misconducting himself, but Acquah had been in touch with Otimah. On May 10, 2022, Acquah called Otimah and asked her to alert him on the activities of the deceased and her fellow

 

 

workers, especially when Xiong (deceased) was left alone in the house and that she should leave the small gate unlocked when leaving the house. Prosecution said Acquah called Otimah 12 times between 9;00 am and 11 am to find out whether Xiong was alone in the house. It said Acquah convinced Otimah to leave the house

 

 

without informing the deceased and she (Otimah) then complied. Acquah took advantage of the unlocked gate, entered the compound of Xiong and met her in the living room and pretended he needed the contact of Otimah. The prosecutor said Xiong innocently left Acquah in the corridor and walked towards her bedroom to pick up her

 

 

phone to get him the number he demanded. Acquah followed Xiong and attacked her, pushed her onto her bed, and covered her face with a pillow, and strangled her, the prosecution said. On seeing that Xiong was weak, he lifted her and sent her to the bathroom, and hit her head on the metallic part of the sliding door and

 

 

against the floor. Prosecution said Acquah further used the metal part of the hand shower to hit her head several times, causing her to bleed. Acquah, after killing her, went to the living room where a CCTV camera was fixed, removed it from the ceiling, and dumped it in a Water closet with the intention of erasing any trace of evidence

 

 

that might implicate him. The complainant went to the house after several calls to deceased went unanswered, prosecution said. To his surprise, he found both the small gate and main door to the various rooms unlocked. He rushed to open the deceased’s door and found that it's locked with the key in front. When the complainant

 

 

opened the door, he found the room ransacked, so he proceeded to the deceased’s bathroom where he found her lying in a pool of blood in a supine position. Prosecution said the complainant quickly rushed to the gate and alerted one Emmanuel Aziati about what he had seen, and both went to observe the body and went to report to the police. It said the police went to the scene,

 

 

took pictures and then conveyed the body to the Police Hospital Morgue. On the dawn of May 12, the police had information that Acquah was then hiding in the house of Memunatu and proceeded to the place but Memunatu kept Acquah in her room and led the Police to a different location. The police retrieved the memory card of the CCTV Camera where Acquah was seen in the footage entering the living room of the deceased, the prosecution said.