A 42-year-old Ghanaian man known as Edwin Awuku has been arrested after he shot dead his girlfriend at Cedar Cresent Hotel in Kumasi.

Police Investigation into the alleged murder revealed that the deceased was shot and killed by the suspect after he reported the incident as a robbery.

Awuku checked into the hotel with the victim on Thursday 2nd January 2020 at about 1:00 am with the girlfriend Comfort Owusu Afriyie alias Maame Yaa, 46.

According to the Police, whilst in the hotel room, suspect Awuku shot the victim in the chest killing her instantly. The suspect Awuku sustained an injury on his left forefinger in the process.

Awuku sensing danger left the Hotel premises unnoticed and drove to his residence at Amakom and informed the wife about the incident and dropped the exhibit weapon and his mobile phones at home.

Both, the suspect and the wife went back to the hotel to raise alarm on the incident, drawing the attention of other persons.

Awuku and his wife later drove to the Central Police Station, where an official complaint of an alleged armed robbery and Murder was reported.

But after preliminary investigations by the Police, they retrieved the exhibits, Smith & Wesson SD 9mm Pistol, an empty shell casing and an Infinix Hot 5 mobile phone from suspect’s residence at Amakom, Kumasi.

The suspect has been arrested and in custody, while the case docket is being prepared for onward transmission to the Attorney General’s Office for advice.

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