Three suspects are in police custody for allegedly murdering a man believed to have fallen victim to a fake money doubling syndicate.
A police incident report said that the body of the victim had been buried at a location near Adjen Kotoku in Accra and needed police action.
A team of armed policemen rushed to the scene at a gated plot of land that has two single rooms built on it and roofed. Three suspects who attempted to escape from the scene were arrested after police fired to deflate their car tyres.
The police gave their names as Seidu Samyaley, 28, Nicholas Atsidokpo Kade, 40 and 42-year-old Samuel Yormekpe.
“A search in the rooms led to the retrieval of eight large metallic boxes and 15 small metallic boxes containing fake 200,100, 50 Ghana cedi notes and 100 US dollars notes wrapped together with white papers in bundles. One Money printing machine and pieces of gold like metals suspected to be fake gold from the rooms,” the police report said.
The police have also been detailing how the body of the victim in his early 40s was exhumed during the search.
“The team extended enquiries to the back of the two rooms and found a trip of heaped sand and based on suspicion a payloader machine was engaged to relocate the heaped sand for investigations.
“In the course of doing so, the body of a male adult believed to be in his forties was exhumed dead”, the police said.
The body of the deceased has been deposited at the Police Hospital for preservation awaiting identification and autopsy.
The three suspects have been detained to assist investigations.