The dastardly act is reported to have took place at the deceased's mansion on Thursday night but the dead body was found in his East Legon home on Saturday.
Details of how he died is sketchy as of now but some sources have said it is a suspected case of murder.
According to his colleague at the Faculty, Dr Poku Adusei, the academic was “murdered” in the same fashion as the late Abuakwa North MP, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.
Dr Poku Adusei for instance posted the following on Facebook:
”Folks, I had wanted not to be the breaker of such ominous news, but the calls are incessant: The world is damned evil; Prof. Yaw Benneh of Legon Law has been 'murdered' in JB-style in his Adjirigano mansion.
“It appears to be an act perpetuated about three days ago, but it was just discovered this morning,” Dr Adusei wrote.
Benneh earned both his M.Litt and LL.M (International Law Option) from University of Cambridge in the United Kindgom.
He held a postgraduate Certificate in International and Comparative Law from University of Leiden.
He earned his LL.B with Second Class Upper from University of Ghana and had enormous consulting experience and has published extensively.
The Greater Accra Regional Police has picked up four persons in connection with the murder of the Senior Law lecturer.
The persons: two cleaners, Christian Pobee, 32 and James Nana Womba, 26; a house help, Isaac Botchwey, 41; and a gardener, Adams Mensah Mansur, 52.
SilverNEWS / SilverFM / Ghana
Last modified on Monday, 14 September 2020