The District Court in Achimota has remanded a self-acclaimed traditional ruler who was arrested in connection with the death of a military officer at Millennium City into police custody for two weeks.

Benlord Ababio alias Nana Barima Ababio, who was described by the police facts also as a national security operative, was arraigned on a provisional charge of murder.

While his plea was not taken, the Magistrate His Worship Prince Owusu has remanded him to reappear on May 16, 2024, upon hearing the Prosecution.

Per the brief fact of the case, the deceased Lance Corporal Michael Danso was a military officer stationed at the Army Based Workshop at Burma Camp.

While, the accused,  Benlord Ababio alias Nana Barima Ababio is a national security operative and a self-acclaimed traditional ruler at Kasoa.

According to the facts, on April 30, 2024, at about 1600hrs, the deceased Lance Corporal Michael Danso together with his two colleagues –  Lance Corporal Abdul Omar Rahman and Lance Corporal Ametus Matthew went to Millennium City Police Station on board a Toyota RAV4 with registration number 3591-24 to report a case of trespass.

This was upon information that some encroachers were developing a parcel of land belonging to Lance Corporal Abdul Omar Rahman.

It stated that the accused appeared at the Police Station, attacked, and opened fire severally on No. 210715 Lance Corporal Michael Danso who was in charge of the steering wheel of the Toyota Rav 4×4 vehicle killed him instantly.

It said the accused was immediately disarmed and arrested for investigation.

He was subsequently arraigned for the court to remand him pending further investigations.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah