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Ho-Fiave ‘fridge murder’ – The story so far


Main suspect in Ho murder case, currently on the run

Police identify remnants of burnt human hair suspected to belong to deceased

Police:

Ghana woke up to yet another report of a chilling murder incident in which a young man is reported to have killed his girlfriend and dumped her body in a refrigerator in their apartment after which he absconded.

This incident comes after the Abesim murder case in which the decapitated bodies of two teenage boys were discovered by police in the fridge of a suspect, Richard Appiah somewhere in August this year.

The Ho incident

Police in the Volta Region reported on Monday, November 22, 2022, that it had been called to the scene of a suspected murder in which the victim’s body was kept in a fridge by her alleged killer who happens to be her boyfriend.

According to reports, some tenants and neighbours reported of a strong stench emanating from a room in a compound at Ho-Fiave.

The neighbours concerned by the presence of hovering houseflies and stench from the room broke in and discovered the decomposed body of a lady identified as only Lizzy who happened to be occupying the room with her boyfriend.

The body was said to have been stuffed in a double decker fridge in the room.

The body was taken by police and later transferred to the Ho Municipal Hospital morgue pending autopsy.

Manhunt launched for arrest of deceased’s boyfriend

Police, following the discovery of the body and the available evidence in the room declared the boyfriend of the deceased also identified only as Frank wanted.

New evidence uncovered by police

Visiting the crime scene later, personnel of the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) are said to have picked up evidence of what is believed to be the burnt hair of the deceased from the residence.

Latest report from the police who have since commenced efforts to apprehend the suspect said to be on the run indicates that remnants of burnt human hair and a rod used to control the burning were discovered at the backyard of the suspect’s house.

According to a report by Joynews sighted by GhanaWeb, the body of the deceased aside being stuffed in the refrigerator was covered with a heap of blood-soaked clothes and carpet in an attempt to conceal it.

Police are also said to have picked up some documents from the room to help with investigations and also help identify the victim and the suspect properly.

The police are yet to make out the relatives of the deceased to inform them about the situation.
Meanwhile, some neighbours have opened up about their encounter with the deceased and suspect, having lived with them in the same neighbourhood for a while.

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