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Suspected Kasoa cop killer is landlord with police officer tenants

Main suspect in the killing of two police officers in the Central region, Eric Duah is a property owner who has police officers as tenants.

JoyNews reporter Maxwell Agbagba confirmed two police officers live in the one-storey property in Budumburam, a sprawling community in the Central region.

A police uniform was hanging on a dry line in the compound of the property as investigations continues into the background of the man who allegedly gunned down two police officers on motor traffic duty last week Wednesday.

Sources say he is known to several police officers in Budumburam and adjoining surburbs.

Neighbours who spoke to JoyNews said they barely interact with the prime suspect who has a wife and two children living with him. His room had been padlocked when the JoyNews reporter visited the property.

The house was bequeathed to him after the death of his mother and pastor, the late Elizabeth Boateng, in 2017, JoyNews sources have said. 

They also say, Eric Duah once used the property as surety to help bail a friend arrested for a criminal offence.

Eric Duah also owns a registered gun which he loves to brandish, acquaintances have told JoyNews.

The suspect who sells motor bikes has on multiple occasions brandished the weapon threateningly over a disputed land at Dansoman.

A relative to a party on the disputed land said Eric Duah threatened to kill her brother over the land.

“We are not surprised about him killing the police officer….he hardly forgives when provoked,” another told the JoyNews reporter.

Eric Duah who is the only son of a pastor and founder of a church allegedly killed Lance Corporal Awal Mohammed who is also the only son of a retired driver in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

He is also accused of killing Sergeant Michael Dotse Dzamesi who along with the late Lance Corporal Awal chased him down after he reportedly refused to stop in his unregistered vehicle while driving on the Kasoa Highway.

Eric Kojo Dua, who was declared wanted by the police was on his way to the Volta Region en route Atimpoku near Akosombo in the Eastern Region when he was nabbed on Saturday.

Six others have also been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, abetment of murder and murder.

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