The Ghana Police Service has arrested four more suspects in connection with the death of Mr Eric Johnson, CEO of Royal Cosy Hills Hotel, nicknamed ‘Jirapa Dubai’ in the Upper West Region.
According to the police statement, Mr Eric Johnson was found dead in a pool of blood in one of the hotel rooms on Sunday, February 11.
The Police have since commenced an investigation into the incident. One person was earlier detained to assist with the investigation.
However, updating the public on its investigation, the Police said, “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 on arrested.”
This brings the total number of suspects to five, to assist the police in investigating the matter.
“Investigation continues to bring the perpetrator(s) to face justice,” the police statement concluded.
The alleged murder of the business mogul was made known to the public in a Facebook post by one Kennedy Mornah, a reporter from the region. It is believed that Mr. Mornah has a close relationship with the deceased CEO.
”Owner of Jirapa Dubai allegedly murdered? How did we get here? A very sad way indeed to begin the year,” Kennedy Mornah posted on Facebook.
Meanwhile, some unconfirmed reports are connecting the gruesome murder of Mr. Johnson to chieftaincy issues in the Jirapa District, where the deceased hails from.
According to reports, Mr. Eric Johnson was allegedly complicit in a plot to force the Jirapa traditional area’s residents to elect a certain individual as chief.
The move by Mr. Johnson, according to reports, infuriated certain members of the royal family, who petitioned him along with other family members and the Tendaaba, who were plotting to name a chief for the traditional area.
“Mr Eric Johnson should be advised not to gamble with the peace of the Naa Angsoleh Aanaa/Naa Yelpoe Royal families,” portions of the petition read.
It added, “They, therefore, call on all families to rise against the naked conduct by Eric Johnson which is likely to breach the stool and, by extension, the PARAMOUNTCY the peace it is currently enjoying. We also wish to state that, the Jirapa Chieftaincy stool is not for sale and to be offered to the highest bidder.”