People were after my son’s life – Late Womba’s mother mourns

Madam Talata Nona, mother of the now deceased prime suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh has expressed her distress at the demise of her son while in police custody.

According to her last week Monday was the last time she saw her son James Nana Womba and he looked perfectly alright. There were no signs of sickness on him, she said.

She stated that before parting ways with her son she gave him some money, engaged in brief talk and both said their goodbyes to each other.

On countless occasions she said her son denied having any involvement in the murder of the Professor when she asked.

Madam Talata mentioned she was informed about her son’s death on October 19th around 10:00 am by four armed Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnels although he allegedly passed away on October 17th.

She added that the Police asked her to show up for the post mortem that would be conducted on her son.

“I was only informed by my son’s girlfriend (One Veronica) that Womba was unwell. I was told that somebody gave him fried rice. I think the fried rice might have been contaminated. My son might have been killed through food or some people were after his life.”

Womba was the provider of the family making his income from driving, electrical works and plumbing. The currently jobless mother of two stated she would take counsel from her lawyer about what do.

“I don’t know what to do now” Madam Talata said.

“Womba has worked with the late Prof. Benneh for over one and half years and due to his hard work, the Prof. agreed to work with him after Womba’s Mistress whom he was working with travelled”

The Police pointed out Womba as the prime suspect in the murder of Professor Benneh.

According to the Police, Womba planned the murder of the Professor with three other suspects of which one Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah is now in police custody.

Last week Wednesday at the Kaneshie District Court, Womba showed up looking fit and healthy. Although his said partner in crime Nkansah was unwell and had to be taken for medical attention.

The court proceeds declared Womba and Nkansah guilty for the conspiracy and murder of the Law Lecturer.

According to the prosecution the Police were still investigating the whereabouts of the two other suspects.

Professor Emmanuel Benneh was killed at his residence in cold blood at Adjiringanor in September this year.



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