The death of Fennec Okyere should’ve been resolved considering the evidence collected & analysis done- Criminologist
A Ghanaian lecturer and criminologist has expressed worry over the delay in resolving the murder of Fennec Okyere, a Ghanaian artiste manager who was allegedly murdered in 2014.
Dr. Jones Opoku-Ware was responding to questions on unresolved murder cases and their negative impact on the criminal justice system.
He told host Kwabena Agyapong that unresolved murder cases breed mistrust, and fear and could lead to more people possessing arms.
The lecturer said although he would not advise people to possess arms, the current situation we find ourselves in it could trigger the possession of arms by more Ghanaians.
In his submission, he singled out the death of late Fennec Okyere, stating that his murder should have been resolved considering the level of analysis done at the crime scene and the evidence gathered by the police.
Dr. Jones Opoku-Ware averred that ”it is so sad that we have not been able to resolve several murder cases as a country and get the culprits prosecuted. As far as 2012, we recorded over 500 murder cases, in 2013, we also recorded over 551 cases, and in 2014, we recorded over 543 cases, and these cases could include that of JB Danquah Adu and Fennec Okyere.
When you single out Fennec Okyere’s case, you will realise that there was no way the Police did not gather evidence at the crime scene because the analysis done at the scene gave the Police a clue, and so I am wondering why the murder has not been resolved,” he told host Kwabena Agyapong.
”I am not reminding the family of Fennec Okyere of pain, but when you go to the crime scene, there is no way that the Police were not able to pick certain leads. The analysis was done at the scene and if we had pursued those suspects, people suspected to have had a hand in his death, by now we should have brought justice to the boy and his family.”
Fennec Okyere, who was the head of MadTime Entertainment and former manager of hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kese, was found dead at his Manet Gardens residence, in March 2014.
Fennec was brutally killed by unknown assailants, who broke into his house in Accra on Thursday 13th March 2014.