A law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh, has been killed at his Adjirigano residence in Accra.
Police have confirmed Prof. Benneh’s death to Citi News. He was found lying in a pool of blood in is home.
Police arrived at his residence with a crime scene investigation team from the Criminal Investigation Department’s headquarters to commence investigations.
Prof Benneh was found with cuts on his body, which has since been deposited at the police hospital morgue.
The University of Ghana Law Students’ Union took to Twitter to express condolences after the news of his death was confirmed.
“It is with a heavy heart, that we inform you about the demise of one of our lecturers, Prof. Emmanuel Y. Benneh. A call to the dean confirmed the news; but we are yet to have details on the occurrence of his unfortunate demise. May his soul rest in perfect peace,” the Union posted on Twitter.
One of Prof. Benneh’s former colleague at the Law Faculty, Poku Adusei, also stated that, the renowned academic was “murdered”.
In a post on Facebook, he compared Prof. Benneh’s death to that of the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.
Police are yet to publicly comment on the incident.
The cause of the late lecturer’s death remains unknown.