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Two suspects have been arrested by the Wenchi Police in connection with the death of Adamu Wahab, Popularly known as Adamu Soldier.

Mr Wahab, who was a 55-year-old farmer at Wenchi, was found dead in his farm on Monday, July 11, 2021.

He was said to have left home on Monday to visit his farm but did not return. His wife informed their head of family and a search party was organised, leading to the discovery of his lifeless body in the Yooyoo river near his farm.


The family members say they suspect foul play in his murder since he had a land dispute with some people.

Meanwhile, some irate youth from the Wenchi Zongo have burnt the residence of a businessman who is also a sub-chief of Wenchi over the murder.

They also destroyed the washing bay of the businessman when they (youth) went on rampage.


Press briefing

The Wenchi Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Eric Awudzivi, at a press briefing, said two key suspects had been picked up over the murder. They are Nana Ameyaw, also known as God Bless, and John Kofi Dekyi.

The third suspect, Alhanssan is said to be on the run, he said.

DSP Awudzivi asked Alhanssan to report himself to the police to assist in investigations.

The two suspects have since been sent to Sunyani to assist police in their investigations.


For his part, the Wenchi Municipal Chief Executive, Dr Prince Kwakye Afiriyie, commended the leadership of the Islamic community and the chiefs of Wenchi Zongo for bringing calm to Wenchi.

He assured the family that the police would do its best to bring the perpetrators of the crime to book.

Dr Kwakye also urged anyone who had an information about the death of Adamu Soldier to inform the police.

He, however, said the police would also arrest those who set ablaze the residence and washing bay of the businessman.

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