Prominent entrepreneur and Chief Executive of Intermerc Ghana Limited, Eric Johnson, was found dead lying in a pool of blood in one of the rooms at his hotel, the Royal Cossy Hill Hotel at Jirapa in the Upper West Region, an official statement from the Ghana Police Service has confirmed.
The statement, issued on Sunday said “one person has since been detained to assist the investigation” and that the “Inspector-General of Police has deployed a team of investigators and experts led by the Director-General/CID to work with the Upper West Regional Police Command to ensure a thorough investigation into the incident”
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Eric Johnson is suspected to have been murdered on the night of Saturday February 10 though his lifeless body was found the next day with deep wounds inflicted on it.
The number of attackers are not yet known and speculations are rife it could be either business related, chieftaincy related or a simple case of mistaken identity.
His hotel, the Cossy Hill Hotel at Jirapa mostly known as ‘Jirapa Dubai’ is one of the prides of the hospitality sector on the African continent.
Meanwhile, four more suspects have been arrested by the Ghana Police Service in connection with the murder. Police in an update disclosed that four more people had been picked up in connection with the murder.
Below is the police update:
POLICE UPDATE: FOUR MORE PEOPLE ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF COSSY HILL HOTEL CEO AT JIRAPA
The Ghana Police Service has today 11th February 2024 arrested four (4) more people in connection with the murder of Mr. Eric Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cossy Hill Hotel at Jirapa in the Upper West Region, bringing the number of suspects so far arrested to five (5).
The suspects, Dookuuri Fausta, Braimah Kasim, Beyuo Felix and Michael Klugey who are all workers at the Cossy Hill Hotel are in Police custody assisting the investigation together with suspect Kumbata Kwaku who was earlier arrested.
Investigation continues to bring the perpetrator(s) to face justice.