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Fennec Okyere’s Case: Ghana Police CID proving CDD right or just ‘tiredness’?


The Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD- Ghana), in their last Afro-barometer report cited the Ghana Police Service as most corrupt public institution with as high as 89% of respondents.

The survey was conducted between May and June 2014 and about 2400 respondents were asked to rate public institutions including the Ghana Revenue Authority, as well as government officials and Members of Parliament.

The Police CID attitude towards investigations in the country, could they be possibly proving CDD-Ghana right? Or maybe, the in-charge officials of Fennec’s case are just stressed out?

Read More on Police Service Most Corrupt Institution In Ghana – Report

The mass have lost confidence, hope and trust in the police institution, we doubt the competence of the Police institution and as it appears even cases with visible evidence like the cocaine-turn-konkonte saga; Ruby-cocaine-saga (including the 6-accomplices trial); and the NDC Man, Kodzo Hamenya Keglo busted for cocaine saga (reported by Daily Guide);

Therefore, how possible is it then for the Police CID to unravel Fennec Okyere’s murder case which comes with few crime scene samples and no evidence?

Usually surprised by the instance made to deem the institution’s capability to have laid hands on the lead-killer, Kwesi Appiah Buahene of  Kwaku Ninja and Taller case at Ablekuma in the Greater Accra Region in 1998 after 15 years with possible traces with the contacts; have there been any other of such cases unravelled? (I stand to be corrected)

It is very true that conducting investigations can take between 5 and 30 years and sometimes, even more years to unravel the actual perpetrators of a criminal case (murder, theft, etc.); but is there any hope at all with the Fennec Okyere’s case although the Homicide Unit are figuratively putting in all possible efforts to lay hands on the possible evidence?

Outlining the procedures in which investigations are carried out in Ghana; CID PR, ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwah in a previous interview with AmaLarbieAfrica, defined investigation as “it is a way of gathering evidence or information including data collection which has linkage to the offence reported so as to approve or disapprove an alleged offence committed as well as assist trace the perpetrators of the crime who will no longer be a suspect instead be charged with the offense.”

“No crime docket is closed, or a suspect falsely charged although a case of public interest may delay prosecution; rather we do a thorough investigation on such cases,” he said when asked if crime dockets are closed or ‘buried’ without revisiting the case after some time.

But isn’t Fennec’s case long closed and dead? Much can’t be said about how cases and their investigation are conducted in various continents, but the Ghana Police Service seems good in ‘verbal actions’ than ‘practical actions’.

Read more on “No docket is closed; we conduct in-depth investigations to unravel facts before prosecution” – CID PR

Marking exactly a year and 10-days after he was found lying face down in a pool of blood; Fennec Okyere was murdered at his Manet Cottage at Spintex, Accra residence on Thursday, March 13, 2014.

On Friday, March 13, 2015, a year after his death; Kwaw Kese together with close friends of Fennec, mostly media personals gathered at the Afrikiko Leisure Center in a solemn candle light vigil with each of them lighting a candle to remember the life of Fennec and their individual experiences with him.


This piece was written by: AmaLarbieAfrica

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