The late Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Kingsley Kofi Boahen
The late Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Kingsley Kofi Boahen mankessim shooting

Reports indicate that the suspect who has been arrested in connection with the killing of Lance Corporal Kingsley Boahen at Mankessim is the owner of Zen Filling Station where the incident occurred.

Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Central Regional Police Command, DSP Irene Oppong disclosed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem.

She said the suspect named, Isaac Eshun, was arrested on Wednesday after preliminary police investigations revealed the bullets found at the scene of the crime came from his registered weapon.


DSP Oppong also revealed that a search of the suspect’s room also led to the retrieval of two weapons – a short gun and a pistol.

The murder scene, according to her, is approximately 200 metres away from the filling station which is located along the Mankessim-Kumasi road.

The deceased was found in a supine position in a pool of blood in a white top with blue shorts just hours after the Zen Filling Station had been attacked by robbers who engaged a police patrol team in a shoot-out.


Although detained, DSP Irene Oppong says Mr Eshun’s detention couldn’t be a basis for him being a key suspect in the murder the now-deceased cop.

She said the police would engage the services of an expert for a comprehensive report on the case. 

A second suspect, she said, was also being looked for by the police even though she stopped short of naming him.

She said opinion leaders in the area have promised to hand the said suspect over to the police to assist in the investigations.

Mr Eshun is yet to be arraigned before a court.