Ghanaians in Maryland in deep shock over murder of fellow country man


Africans, most especially Ghanaians, residing in the Baltimore and Maryland region in the United States are in deep shock over the gruesome murder of a 37-year-old, Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie by his housemate.

His assailant, 21-year-old Alexander Kinyua, a US citizen of Kenyan descent, ate the heart and brain of Kujoe Bonsafo.

Ghanaians in Baltimore in deep shock over the murder of Ghanaian student

Engineering student Alexander Kinyua, 21, ‘stabbed and dismembered his roommate, Kujoe Bonsafo with knife then ate his brain and heart’.

State Police say Alexander hid the head and hands of the deceased in a basement laundry room.

Ghanaians in Baltimore are planning to hold a vigil in memory of the deceased soon.

According to one Ghanaian resident, Kwamina Stanhope, the vigil will be held this weekend for the deceased who is described as a quiet, easy going, and studious person.

On Tuesday, the killer’s father, called detectives and reported that another son, Jarrod, found what he thought were human remains in the house where they all lived.

Police found the head and hands in the house and Alexander Kinyua admitted to killing the Ghanaian by cutting him up with a knife and eating his heart and part of his brain.

The missing person’s report filed on Saturday described 37-year-old Agyei-Kodie as “very intelligent.” He had earned multiple master’s degrees from schools in Ghana and was also a graduate student at Morgan State University, even though he wasn’t taking classes there at the time of his death.

Kinyua was affiliated with the same state university in Baltimore. The engineering student was one of 175 people showcased in an August 2011 symposium run by the prestigious Los Alamos National Laboratory. His study focused on the cost-effectiveness and productivity of “comfort control” systems regulating heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Alexander Kinyua and Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie house, Maryland

The two lived at the complex shown here in Joppa, Maryland, though little is known about other aspects of their relationship.

May the family of the deceased find peace and courage to bear the loss of their loved one. May Kujoe Bonsafo Agyei-Kodie rest in peace.


Credit: Joy News Online

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