A landlord has shot and killed his tenant, an up-and-coming artiste, for refusing to vacate his apartment after he was given quit notice months ago.
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Ghanaweb reports that the police said the landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, shot the budding musician, Spark Benjamin, at the residence in Spot M, Ofankor, Accra, and was rushed to the police station with multiple injuries.
He was subsequently taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
DSP George Asare, the district police commander, and his team who went to the scene of the crime, said they saw a pool of blood and four spent shells at the entrance of the deceased’s apartment.
“We got report that about 1:33 pm, the victim’s landlord, Victor Stephen Nana Kankam, shot the victim for refusing to vacate a room he rented from him. Police rushed the victim to Police Hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival,” the police said in a statement.
“The district commander DSP George Asare and his team proceeded to the scene of the crime at Spot M and saw a pool of blood at the entrance of the main gate of the deceased’s rented apartment. Four spent shells were retrieved at the scene.”
Police said they arrested the landlord, and that two pump-action guns loaded with ammunition were retrieved from his house, while the body of the victim has been deposited in the hospital mortuary.