The second accused person Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah in the case in which two persons have been held for their involvement in the murder of the late Prof Yaw Benneh, the Law Lecturer of the University of Ghana who was murdered in cold blood has been discharged.

Per the advice on the case docket from the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Office, Nkansah should not be charged, prosecution led by Inspector Teye-Okufo informed the Kaneshie District Court.

The AG’s advice on the case docket which was received by prosecution on March 2, 2021 advised that, the third accused person Ebenezer Kwayisi should be charged with abetment of crime to wit murder.

The first accused person, James Nana Womba died in custody late last year and has since been buried.

The Kaneshie Distict Court presided over by Her Worship Ama Adomako Kwamkye consequently discharged Nkansah and remanded Kwayisi to reappear on April 12.


On January 20, the Police substituted and preferred fresh charges on two suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh at his residence at Agyiriganor in Accra.

In the new charge sheet, Ebenezer Kwayisi aka Junior, a 25 year old mason apprentice has now been charged with murder.

Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah also known as Enoch and Kwayisi have been jointly held for conspiracy to commit to wit murder.

This was after the prime suspects James Nana Womba passed on whiles in Police custody.

The pleas of all the accused were not taken.

Source: Inusah