A total of seven (7) persons have been arrested and in police custody as suspects in connection with the tragic killing of Eric Johnson, the owner of the renowned safari resort and hotel, popularly known as “Jirapa Dubai.”
The suspects, all identified as employees of the Royal Cosy Hill Hotel in Jirapa, were apprehended after the tragic demise of Mr. Eric Johnson, whose lifeless body was found at the hotel premises on Sunday, February 11. Initial reports from the police on Sunday indicated that five individuals were arrested as part of the ongoing investigation.
However, in a subsequent press statement issued on Monday, the police revealed that two more suspects were arrested on Sunday night, bringing the total number of individuals in custody to seven.
The two new suspects have been named by the police as Charles Tuoze and Favour Nuobe. The other five suspects have been named by the police as Dookuuri Fausta, Braimah Kasim, Beyuo Felix and Michael Klugey who are all also workers at the Cosy Hill Hotel.
They are all in police custody assisting the investigation together with suspect Kumbata Kwaku who was arrested earlier on Sunday.
Discussions among Jirapa residents per what ABC News has gathered is linking the death to a chieftaincy dispute.
Police investigations are continuing to bring the perpetrators to face justice.
Below is a copy of the Police update statement
POLICE UPDATE: TWO ADDITIONAL SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF COSSY HILL HOTEL CEO AT JIRAPA
The Ghana Police Service, last night, 11th February 2024, arrested two (2) additional suspects in the ongoing investigation into the murder of Mr. Eric Johnson, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cosy Hill Hotel at Jirapa in the Upper West Region.
The two suspects, Charles Tuoze and Favour Nuobe, both workers at the Cosy Hill Hotel, are in Police custody.
Seven suspects so far have been arrested and assisting the Police as the investigation continues to bring the perpetrator(s) to face justice.