The founder and CEO of the Royal Cosy Hills Hotel in the Upper West Region, known colloquially as “Jirapa Dubai,” Mr. Eric Johnson, has been discovered dead, reportedly murdered. The lifeless body of Mr. Johnson was found in the early hours of Sunday, February 11, showing signs of gunshot wounds allegedly inflicted by unidentified assailants.
Kennedy Mornah, a reporter from the region and believed to have a close relationship with the deceased CEO, broke the tragic news on Facebook. Mornah expressed profound sadness at the situation, marking it as a tragic start to the year.
Speculation surrounding the motive for Mr. Johnson’s murder has begun to circulate, with unconfirmed reports suggesting a connection to chieftaincy issues within the Jirapa District, Mr. Johnson’s hometown.
It is alleged that Mr. Johnson was involved in a plot to influence the selection of a chief for the Jirapa traditional area, a move that purportedly angered certain members of the royal family.
A petition reportedly filed against Mr. Johnson and others involved in the alleged chieftaincy meddling highlights tensions within the community. The petition condemns Mr. Johnson’s actions, accusing him of disrespecting tradition and attempting to manipulate the selection process.
In response to the allegations, Mr. Johnson reportedly filed a lawsuit last October in an attempt to clear his name, but the case remains unresolved in the Wa High Court.
The tragic death of Mr. Eric Johnson has sent shockwaves through the community, leaving many questions unanswered as investigations into his murder continue.