Two drivers face murder charges in connection with bolt driver’s death in Nsawam

Two drivers face murder charges in connection with bolt driver's death in Nsawam: Ghana News

Michael Adzomani, known as “Major,” aged 25, and Alfred Avornyo, aged 32, both drivers, have appeared before a in connection with the of Thomas Kwame Henordzi, a driver in the Bowkrom area near .

The accused individuals are suspected members of a robbery gang operating in various parts of and the country.

They have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder and murder and have been remanded in police custody until October 19, 2023, after their pleas were not taken.

Hartman Mensan, alias “Richie,” and an individual identified as Joshua, alias “General,” who are believed to be accomplices, remain at large.

The gang, according to the police, employed a modus operandi that involved ordering the services of bolt and Uber drivers, subsequently killing them, and stealing their vehicles.

Within three months, it is alleged that the gang had murdered multiple bolt and Uber drivers, taken their vehicles, resprayed them and sold them.

In the case of Thomas Kwame Henordzi, the deceased driver, he was allegedly contacted for a ride by the accused persons and their accomplices.

They requested a pickup from Agbogba, North Legon, with their destination as Lincoln Avenue Asikabiu, near Nsawam.

However, the deceased's phone went offline from the Bolt Monitoring platform later that day.

The accused persons are alleged to have taken the deceased to Bowkrom in Nsawam, where they reportedly killed him and abandoned his body by the roadside, making off with his vehicle.

The deceased's remains were discovered by local residents, reported to the Assemblyman, and subsequently to the Nsawam Police Station.

Postmortem examination results indicated the cause of death as “asphyxiation and strangulation.”

Both accused persons were arrested following intelligence-led operations, leading to the recovery of a Toyota Vitz Salon vehicle that had been robbed from its owner in Michael Adzormani's possession.

Investigations have revealed the involvement of the accused individuals in four other similar offenses across the country.

These cases are currently under investigation at the Homicide Unit, Criminal Investigation Department Headquarters.

Efforts are ongoing to apprehend the remaining accomplices and retrieve another Toyota Vitz Salon car sold to a buyer in by Alfred Avornyo.

  • Reporting by Joyce Danso: Editing by Adewale Adejoke

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