According to the police, the 38-year-old landlord Victor Stephen Nana Kankam , who allegedly shot tenant and budding musician, Spark Benjamine, had disagreements and an unhealthy relationship with the deceased over a woman.
The Mile 7 District Commander, DSP George Asare, in an interview with on an Accra-based FM station , disclosed that the landlord showed romantic interest in a woman the deceased was very close to, and asked the deceased for help to win the woman’s affection.
DSP George Asare said “Information reaching us is that the landlord was a womanizer. Another lady also confirmed that indeed, he is into lots of women. The landlord told the tenant that he likes a certain woman who he was very ‘free’ with, so he (the deceased) should ‘link’ him to the girl.”
According to DSP Asare, the deceased succeeded in ‘helping’ the landlord spark a romantic affair with the lady. However, the deceased liaised with the lady to milk the landlord dry, as she requested for several sums of money and gifts from the landlord.
“The deceased agreed to connect the two of them, and the girl, with assistance from the deceased who spent lots of the landlord’s money,” DSP Asare added.
Having realized the ‘partnership’ between the deceased and the lady to empty his pockets, the landlord, devised a way to take his revenge by ensuring that the deceased moved out when his rent was due.
The deceased, 31-year-old Benjamin Otchere in an argument with the landlord asked for enough time to pack out for the house after his rent expired on Sunday 24th May 2020.
The Landlord who had an AK47 rifle on him, in the heat of the argument, allegedly shot Otchere at close range injuring him seriously. He shot the deceased more than four times, targeting the penis, stomach and chest area of his body.
DSP Asare further added that before the unfortunate incident, the deceased confided in a friend who is a police officer in the vicinity about threats he received from the landlord.
He concluded that further investigations will be done to unveil all the hidden truth.