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Owner of Zen fuel station arrested over murder of police officer in Mankessim

The police in the Central Region has arrested the owner of the Zen fuel station, Isaac Eshun, over the murder of a police officer in the area.

The owner of the fuel station was arrested on Thursday after preliminary police investigations.

According to the regional Public Relations Officer of the police, DSP Irene Oppong, the suspect was picked over suspicion that cartridges that were picked up from the crime scene were fired from the shotgun and pistol belonging to Mr. Eshun.

She said he is currently assisting them to conduct further investigation.

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“The Central Regional Police Command has arrested suspect Isaac Eshun, the owner of Zen filling station, where the attempted robbery happened yesterday [Wednesday] at Mankessim. The suspect is assisting the police with investigation in the case of murder relating to the late G/Lance Corporal Kingsley Boahen,” she said.

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Currently, police has retrieved a pistol and a shot gun from suspect Isaac Eshun. Again at the scene of the crime, police also retrieved cartridges that are suspected to have been fired from the shotgun and the pistol belonging to suspect Isaac Eshun. Investigations are ongoing,” she added.

DSP Irene Oppong also said efforts are underway to arrest a second suspect to assist with investigations.

Suspect Isaac Eshun is expected to be arraigned soon.