Suspects in Jirapa Dubai CEO’s murder charged; caged for two weeks

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Suspects in the Murder of Mr. Eric Johnson, Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of  Royal Cosy Hills Hotel otherwise known as ‘Jirapa Dubai’ in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region were late last week charged.

Dookuuri Fausta, Braimah Kasim, Beyuo Felix, Michael Klugey, Charles Tuoze, Kumbata Kwaku, and Favour Nuobe,  who are all workers at the Cossy Hill Hotel and have been provisionally charged with Conspiracy to commit a crime to wit murder.

 They have since been remanded into Prison custody by the Wa District Court presided over by Justice Maxwell Maxibrian Titriku following a plea by the prosecutors to give them more time to investigate the matter.

The pleas of the suspects who are expected in court in two weeks was not taken.

It would be recalled that the businessman on February 11, 2024,  was stabbed to death by unknown assailants at his home. He was found in a pool of blood the following morning according to a police situational report.

The motive behind the act is not immediately known but police hold the view that the suspects are key witnesses in providing leads that could unravel the circumstances leading to the murder as reports are emerging the Closed-circuit television (CCTV) was also not functional.

Last week, Member of Parliament(MP) for Jirapa, Cletus Seidu Dapilah disclosed that a Hundred Thousand Ghanan Cedis has been raised by an unnamed businessman who is interested in ensuring the perpetrators are apprehended.

“A friend of mine is providing that money and I will collect and hand it over to whoever will aid us by way of information, credible information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators. It is a hundred thousand Ghana Cedis from a businessman who is a friend so people should try and volunteer information and evidence to the police and law enforcement agencies”, he pleaded with the public.

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