A group calling itself Concerned Diasporans is accusing the Attorney General’s department and the American Embassy of dragging its feet in seeking justice of the two African Americans who were murdered at Akwamufie near Akosombo in the Eastern region two years ago.
The two all females Nzinga Janna,69 and Mame Lena Diop, 75, were killed at their home and buried in a nearby bush at Akwamufie on May 5, 2015.
This was after their neighbours who had not seen them the following day got alarmed and made a carpenter to break into their room in their bid to find the two.
Their search revealed a blood-stained club found lying on the floor of Janna’s room as well as a rubber bag also covered with blood stains and stashed in a dustbin.
A report of the disappearance of the two was made to the police with a search mounted in the area resulting in the discovery of the two bodies of the women buried in a shallow grave near a farm within the community.
Investigations led to the arrest of six suspects, including a driver, Yaw Anokye Frimpong.
The first five were however discharged by an Accra Human Rights Court.
They are Nana Appiah Nti, a mechanic Nana Obiri Yeboah, a farmer, Brenda Kareema Muhammed, a businessman and Mensah Kamaugogo Muata, a surgeon assistant.
The then twenty six year old Yaw Anokye Frimpong was however charged and arraigned before court for the murder after confessing of single-handedly committing the offence .
The group holds the view that the American Embassy and the Attorney General Department is not showing seriousness in the matter with the issue dragging in court especially when the culprit had owned up.
They are therefore calling on the government to expedite action on the matter as justice delayed is justice denied.
Spokesperson for the group Imahkus Njinga Okofu Ababio addressing the media on the matter in Cape Coast said the family has since not had access to the autopsy report.
The deputy spokesperson of the group Reuben Yitzchak accused the American Embassy of discriminating against them due to their black colour and urged the US government to protect all its citizens irrespective of colour.
The American Embassy he, explained has dragged its feet in the matter because the deceased are blacks and that such treatment would not be metted on any white American or even European; a situation he explained shouldn’t be encouraged.
By: Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour