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Husband of murdered female teacher, two ‘accomplices’ arrested

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Police in Tamale have confirmed the arrest of a key suspect in the murder of a female teacher in Walewale.

Two other persons have also been invited and their statements taken as alleged accomplices in the suspected killing of Gifty Atingawaya.

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The Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Superintendent Otuo Acheampong who confirmed the development to JoyNews, said the husband of the deceased and his two friends were the suspects involved.

He said the husband, Kombat Joe, was rearrested in Tamale following a report. He was earlier arrested by the Walewale police after the deceased family made a report but was later granted bail.

The officer, however, said the suspect has again been released on bail due to lack of evidence to warrant his detention.

The police also said their investigators are yet to see and study autopsy report upon which the family filed the murder charges against the suspect.

The young teacher was shot and killed last week while traveling back from Nakpanduri with her husband and two of his friends.

Armed men suspected to be robbers were said to have opened fired on their vehicle killing only the teacher while the other occupants escaped unhurt.

Confusion ensued as the family rejected the accounts of the husband and accused him of killing their relative.

Earlier Saturday, while the body was being prepared for burial, some members of the family and students of the late teacher stormed the Walewale police station to demand more action on the ongoing investigation.

They threatened to bury the body at the station yard and demonstrate against the police if the husband of the deceased was not arrested by Monday.

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Mourners, including friends, students, workmates and sympathisers, gathered in their dozens at the family house at Kukua where the teacher was buried.

It was a sight of extreme sorrow as women and children all wept uncontrolled when the casket was being whisked away in a pick-up vehicle.

At the funeral ground, a senior brother of the deceased said the family had been informed of the arrest but added they want justice served.

 

Source: Myjoyonline.com