Police at Effiduase police say they have found no incriminating evidence against a suspect in the death of a journalist with Kumasi-based Kessben Radio and TV.
Thirty-seven year old Florence Osei, also known as Afua Birago, had spent the night with Confidence Kwadwo Baah Saturday before he was found unconscious the following morning.
Twenty hours after holding her, police say they found nothing against the woman who they say has been cooperative in investigations.
This comes as the result of a scheduled post-mortem is yet to be made public. Blood sample, liver and stomach parts are expected to be sent to the Ghana Standards Authority Forensic Laboratory in Accra for toxicological analysis.
Nhyira News sources suggest the process will take, at least, two weeks to complete.
Investigators, however, say they are yet to establish any foul-play on the part of a woman said to be girlfriend of the late Confidence Baah.
Effiduase District Commander, DSP Douglas Kumah, who spoke to Nhyira News on the fate of the suspect, says she could gain her freedom soon because police have not been able to establish any criminality against her.
“We haven’t actually picked anything [incriminating against her] from the ground. What happened was that, he slept with the girlfriend and so we have picked the girl friend. She’s assisting us in the investigation”, he explained.
Police have also penned down some members of family of the late Eric Kwadwo Baah for questioning.
“We are taking statements from some family members. After the postmortem, we will know what action to take,” DSP Kumah indicated.
At the time of filing this report, Florence Osei had gained her freedom after police granted her bail.
The entire Effiduase township is in mourning mood following the sudden death of the radio and television presenter Sunday.
Residents are yet to come to terms with the departure of their icon at the Effiduase Government Hospital. Sympathizers clad in red and black stream into the streets, trooping to the family house to console relatives as the streets of Effiduase are filled with red and black outfits of mourners.
Police presence on the streets has increased as they await the autopsy result to aid investigation.
Meanwhile, sympathizers, including politicians of all divide, have been filing in and out of Kessben Radio and TV to commiserate with management and staff.
A book of condolence has been opened at the station in honour of the late Confidence Baah.