James Nana Womba ‘s mother, the prime suspect in the murder of Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, was stunned to share her sorrow at the death of her son in police custody.
Mrs. Talata Nona told reporters that Monday was the last time she saw her son (Womba) last week, and nothing showed that he was ill.
She only gave him (Womba) money, according to Madame Nona, and engaged him in a chat before saying goodbye, which was to be a parting.
Madam Nona, who is reportedly unemployed, said her son had on several occasions denied knowledge of the crime, assuring her that things will be perfect.
While her son allegedly died last Saturday (October 17), Womba ‘s mother said she was only told by four armed men from the Criminal Investigation Department ( CID) at around 10:00 am today (Monday, October 19).
She said she was asked by the police to be present tomorrow to witness the post mortem that was to be carried out on her son.
My son’s girlfriend (One Veronica) just told me that Womba was unwell. I was told somebody had given him fried rice. I assume they may have poisoned the fried rice. My son may have been killed by food, or certain people may have been killed after he died.
The mother of two said she would contact her lawyer to see the next course of action. “I don’t know what to do right now,” said Madam Nona.
She said that Womba was the breadwinner, noticing with surprising ease that he did driving, plumbing, and electrical work.
“Womba has been working with the late Prof. Benneh for over one and a half years, and because of his hard work, the Prof. decided to work with him after he traveled with Womba ‘s Mistress”
In the death of Prof. Benneh, Womba was identified as the prime suspect by the police.
Police say Womba, with three others, masterminded the murder of the law lecturer. So far, two people are in police detention, including Opambour Agya Badu Nkansah.
Womba, on Wednesday last week, seemed to be looking safe before the Kaneshie District Court. But Nkansah, his accomplice, was unwell and he was admitted to the hospital.
Womba and Nkansah were indicted on conspiracy and murder charges.
The Prosecutor had told the Court that the two other defendants were on the tail of the police.
In September this year, Prof. Benneh was murdered in cold blood at his home in Adjiriganor.