Zambian High Commissioner In Ho Over Murder of Citizen

A group picture of the Zambian Envoy, the Ho MCE, and Investigators from the Police Service.

The Zambian High Commissioner to Ghana, Richard Mwanza, has commended the authorities in Ghana for the professionalism with which they are handling the case involving a Zambian lady murdered in Ho recently.

According to him, despite the delicate and complex nature of the case, the authorities have done their best to unravel the case.

H.E Mwanza said this when he held separate meetings with the Ho Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Divine Richard Bosson, and the Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Edward Oduro Kwateng.

The meetings among others discussed the plans to have the deceased buried in Ghana.

On November 22, 2021, Police retrieved the remains of a young lady from the fridge of her boyfriend at Fiave, a suburb of Ho, the Volta Regional Capital.

The lady was initially identified as Lizy, while the boyfriend, the suspect, now at large, was identified as Frank.

It was later discovered that they both worked at a Hotel in Ho, but the management of the Hotel denied that claim. They explained that it was the gentleman who they knew as Emmanuel who was an employee, while the lady only frequented the establishment to pass time.

The suspect was also discovered to be having three identities; Frank at home, Emmanuel at work, and Augustine in town. The nationalities of the couple were also unverified at the time.

However, recent development into the matter has established that the lady is a 22-year-old Zambian who is known as Lizzy Mudenda. While her boyfriend, the suspect, has been identified as Augustine Fiagbedzi, a Togolese resident in Ghana, Ho to be precise.

H.E. Mwanza commended the police for the professional manner in which they have been managing the case since the body of Lizzy was found.

He added that the support from the police and the municipal assembly was very touching as it bore testimony of the strong bond of friendship between the two countries. He was hopeful that investigations will be completed soon to give the family of the deceased some closure.

Be that as it may, the diplomat cautioned against sensational and insensitive reportage of the matter in both the traditional media and on social media. He stressed that, “We do not want anyone to take advantage of this sad incident to dent the long and cordial ties between Ghana and Zambia.”

The Ho MCE, Mr. Bosson assured the envoy that the assembly will continue to provide the necessary support for the burial of the victim in Ho as agreed.

Meanwhile, the Volta Regional Crime Officer, Chief Superintendent Felix Anyidoho revealed that the Police in Ghana is working with the International Police Organisation (Interpol) to fish out the suspect, Augustine Fiagbedzi.

He also reiterated that the Police is committed to ensuring that the case reaches its logical conclusion.

From Fred Duodu, Ho (