The US Embassy in Ghana says it closely monitoring the on-going prosecution of the alleged murderers of two African American citizens.
[contextly_sidebar id=”OPOw0pSvIQxRi79o9utYVIDULxsPnaqq”]The Embassy said it expects to maintain close contact with the Ghana Police Service to get updates on the trial.
The two leaders of the African-American community in Akwamu; 75-year-old Mamlena and 60-year-old Nzinga were kidnapped, murdered and buried in a shallow grave 300 meters away from their residence in Akwamufie in the Eastern Region.
Some six persons have been arrested and are facing prosecution.
Various US Embassy officers have been in direct communication with the Ghana Police Service, even though the specifics of the discussions are unknown.
According to the Embassy, they have confidence in Ghana’s legal justice system and are therefore hopeful the suspects will be brought to book.
In an interview with Citi News’ Rabiu Alhassan, the Information Officer of the United States Embassy in Accra, Jeanne L. Clark said: “We have confidence in the Ghana justice system and we are continuing to work towards a just result following the death of the two Americans.”
“…we do recognize Ghana’s legal jurisdiction for crimes committed in Ghana and we are cooperating with the local authorities as they continue with their investigation.”
Already, one of the suspected murderers, Anokye Frimpong has confessed to committing the crime.
Five other suspects currently on trial include, Nana Appia-Nti III, a mechanic, Nana Obiri Yeboah, a farmer, Brenda Kareema Mohammed, a pensioner, Yazid Alazim Mohammed, a businessman and Mensah Kamaugogo Muata, a surgeon assistant .
By: Rabiu Alhassan/citifmonline.com/Ghana