MOST GHANAIANS might have forgotten the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Police Constables Owusu Sekyere, also known as Kwaku Ninja, and Jerry Wornu, popularly known as ‘Taller’, but the Greater Accra Regional Police Command has unearthed a suspect, who supposedly aided in the gruesome killing of the duo.
Thirty six-year old Kwasi Kwei, who hails from Elmina in the Central Region, was arrested at Official Town last stop, a suburb of Accra, on March 4, this year, at about 2 am. He had gone into hiding for the past 12 years, according to police report.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Rose Bio Atinga, told the media yesterday that Kwasi Kwei, during interrogation, revealed that he “used a stick to hit Ninja and he fell from the moving truck.”
The two, Kwaku Ninja and Taller, who had been attached to the Striking Force Unit of the Ghana Police Service at the time, were reportedly assigned to invite the parties involved in a protracted land dispute at Ablekuma in the Greater Accra Region.
On reaching the Ablekuma Township, ten indigenes of the area were said to have pounced on the two police officers and subjected them to severe beatings. In the process, Constable Wornu (Taller), died on the spot, while Kwaku Ninja, who had mastered in martial arts, attempted to escape from the mob attack.
Police reports narrated further that Kwaku Ninja hanged on a moving tipper truck in his move to escape being lynched, but he did not succeed the hike.
Kwasi Kwei, also known as Kwei-Kwei, said “he joined the other accomplices, notable among them was one ‘Terminator’, to beat him to death. He also admitted that he personally dug the hole for the body of Ninja to be buried,” the police said.
Meanwhile, some of the suspects in relation to the death of the two police officers were arrested, tried and convicted for murder some years ago. The two dead bodies were said to have been buried at different locations in the locality, including an uncompleted building, and were later exhumed by the Police Administration for autopsy.
Kwei-Kwei, who claims to be a mason and a carpenter, later told this reporter that he has three children, two males and a female. The eldest is about 17 years, and according to him, he works with a private security company in Accra.