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Murder of Sogakope Assemblyman not contract killing – Suspect ‘confesses’

A suspect in the murder of Marcus Mawutor Adzahli, the Assemblyman of the Sagakope South electoral area in the Volta region, has told police they were not contracted to carry out the killing.

Amos Abakla said the deceased was stabbed and later shot dead because he fought back when he walked in on them after they robbed him.

At a press briefing in Accra on Monday, the Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department, COP Isaac Ken Yeboah, said the suspect who admitted his involvement in the crime, has also provided information on how it was carried out.

“He confessed that he and one other person who is on the run, shot the deceased after he put up resistance which made Adjei –another suspect- to stab him.

“According to Amos, the murder of Mawutor was as a result of resistance by the deceased during the attack and that it was not contract killing,” COP Yeboah added.

The late Adzahli was killed in his home by the assailants who broke into his apartment at dawn of Sunday, March 1.

The armed assailants allegedly used cement blocks to destroy the assembly member’s burglar-proof doors before entering his room.

His wife and daughter were injured in the attack that left Sogakope in a state of shock.

During his address to the media, COP Yeboah said Amos has led investigators to arrest the leader of the gang that carried out the attack.

Vincent Dzotekpe, 34, according to Amos provided the weapons used in the attack.

Investigations are still ongoing into the case and two other suspects who are on the run are being hunted for by the police.

COP Yeboah said the five suspects who have been arrested so far, have been remanded into police custody.

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