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Owner of Royal Cosy Hills Safari Resort in Jirapa stabbed to death; Police dispatch team of investigators to Wa, One Suspect in custody

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The Ghana Police Service has commenced investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Mr. Eric Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cosy Hills Hotel at Jirapa in the Upper West Region.

According to the Police Statement, the deceased was found on 11th February, 2024 lying in a pool of blood in one of the rooms at the hotel.

The Regional Crime Scene Management Team has visited the scene of the incident.

One person has since been detained to assist the investigation.

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.


According to Graphic Online, Eric Johnson was reportedly stabbed to death on Saturday night.

Eric Johnson recently built the Royal Cosy Hills Hotel, nicknamed Jirapa Dubai, in the Upper West Region.

It has a 4-km safari park with various kinds of animals, including zebras. It has an artificial lake with fishes, aqua activities or games (Jet Ski),

According to Graphic Online, Eric Johnson was attacked by unknown assailants on Saturday night [Feb 10, 2024] and stabbed to death.

The incident has generated public discussion, with some speculating it may be linked to some Chieftaincy issues.


Eric Johnson, an entrepreneur revealed that he decided to build the safari resort in Jirapa to help create employment opportunities in the area and also to help open the area to tourists to help boost the local economy, sources reveal.

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