General News of Friday, 21 December 2018
An Accra High Court has sentenced a 27-year-old auto-electrician to death for killing a former staff of Stanbic Bank, Rosemond Nyampong.
Abraham Oyoko Baah, who hails from Odumase Krobo in the Lower Manya Krobo of the Eastern Region, was arrested for strangulating the 32-year-old woman at her apartment at Baatsona, off the Spintex Road in Accra.
The court sentenced him to death after a seven-member jury unanimously found the father of one guilty on two counts of murder.
Rosemond, until her death, worked at the Credit Department at the head office of Stanbic Bank in Accra.
The deceased was not seen in public for several days, which compelled her colleagues and family members to begin a frantic search for her.
On November 21, 2013, the decomposed body of Rosemond was found in the kitchen of her rented apartment at Baatsona in Accra.
Investigations revealed that she was gagged with a piece of black cloth and hit in the eye by Abraham.
The Sakumono District Police arrested Abraham at Odumase Krobo where he transported the deceased’s Toyota Yaris saloon car with registration number GT 5133-10 to a washing bay.
The laptop, two mobile phones, television set and sound system of Rosemond were found in the room of Abraham, a few metres from the house of the deceased.
Abraham was arrested by the police when he arrived at the washing bay to drive the car away which did not have number plates and stickers.
An autopsy report revealed that the deceased was strangulated outside the apartment and the body conveyed to the kitchen.
Abraham told the Tema Magistrate Court during the pre-trial that he pushed the deceased on the ground, gagged her and strangulated her.
Rosemond was buried on December 14, 2013, beside her father, who died some six months earlier at the Osu Cemetery in Accra.