FENNEC OKYERE with his wife, Amakie

Fennec Okyere in a pose with his wife

FENNEC OKYERE, manager of hip life artiste Kwaw Kesse, aka ?Abodam,? was yesterday cruelly murdered in cold blood by unknown assailants at his Manet Gardens residence, off the Spintex Road in Accra.

The 32-year-old businessman was found lying in a pool of blood with his face down, in his bedroom, on the first floor of the storey building. He was shot at the left side of his stomach.

Fennec?s lifeless body, which was found naked, has since been deposited at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital morgue in Accra awaiting autopsy.

Fennec?s mortal remains being conveyed Fennec?s mortal remains being conveyed

Policemen from the Tema Regional Police and the Homicide Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Accra, visited the scene and commenced investigations into what looked like contract killing.

Information gathered by DAILY GUIDE indicated that his pump action gun and a pistol in his bedroom were taken away by the assassins. Police further found an empty bullet shell of a cartridge in the room, believing that it was the ammunition used by the robbers who allegedly scaled over the fence wall into the house.

The police were yet to identify any other items that might have been stolen.

The assailants were reported to have used cement blocks to break into the study room and the bedroom where Fennec was lying, before he was attacked.

His bathroom was also said to have been smeared with blood as live ammunitions were found inside it.

Fennec?s bedroom was also vandalized, heightening suspicion that his attackers might have been looking for something valuable. Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Victor Gyan-Okyereko, Kpeshie Divisional Police Commander, confirmed the death to DAILY GUIDE at the scene but said that the police were yet to ascertain how and why Fennec was killed as they had launched investigation into the heinous crime.

Contract Killing?

He narrated: ?We had information at about 7:00 am that a man was shot at his house. Police proceeded to the scene and found the man identified as Fennec Okyere.?

ACP Gyan-Okyereko attributed the incident to either robbery or contract killing, describing the scene as bloody.

He added, ?We found two ammunitions, one live and one used cartridge. He was found in a pool of blood with his face on the ground naked in his bedroom.?

The Divisional Commander assured residents of constant police protection and promised to hunt the perpetrators of the dreadful act to face the full rigors of the law, as he appealed to the public to furnish the police with any information that could lead to their arrest.

Nassam Yakubu, aka Believer, who is the caretaker of the house, told DIALY GUIDE that he left his ?master? at about 9:30pm while the whole area was engulfed in total darkness.

According to him, he and Fennec returned from a programme at the International Conference Centre in Accra to the house when the noticed that the lights were off and so they decided to buy candles, but he (Yakubu) decided to return to his own house.

He said he reported to work the following day at about 6:30 am when he found his ?master? Fennec lying in a pool of blood.

Scuffle

Residents of the area told DAILY GUIDE that they overheard voices of hot exchanges and apparent struggling between Fennec and unknown persons that fateful day, but out of fear they were unable to come out of their houses.

The scene of the crime attracted friends, sympathizers and entertainment personalities including, Mikky Osei Berko, aka ?Master Richard? of Taxi Driver fame; Abeiku Aggrey-Santana, radio presenter, Budha, among others.

Hip life singer Kwaw Kesse, could not control himself as he wept bitterly.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema

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