The case has been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
As early as the 1930s, Ghana became known for the dance music called highlife, which combined European dance steps with indigenous rhythms. Important innovations in traditional dance have taken place since the mid-1960s, when the University of Ghana’s Institute of African Studies embarked on the systematic study and organization of indigenous dance forms.The increased national self-consciousness generated in Ghana and in other African countries by the independence movement, however, was instrumental in fostering and popularizing many art forms in the mid- to late 20th century.Specialized craft villages found throughout Ghana continue to engage in traditional ceremonies and to create fine traditional products for wealthy professional Ghanaians and tourists.There are also differences between the urban and rural populations in dress and eating habits, with the urban dwellers being distinctly more Westernized and sophisticated.Ghana is one of the few countries in tropical Africa that can be said to possess a rich indigenous cuisine.Local craftsman, Idris Assoumana, who also recognised him from reports stating that he was wanted over the murders, claimed he had chatted to Simpson-Kent for an hour in Busua and said he was "calm" but apparently keen to know how he knew so much about it.
The owner of the Arena Beach Lodge in Busua also recognised Simpson Kent and tipped off police about where to find him. After I looked him up on the web I called police and told them where to find him.
Indigenous art is in keen competition with various art forms of foreign origin, especially in those areas in which the end product is intended for practical household or personal use, such as pottery, carving, gold- and silversmithing, and weaving.
Consequently, only the unique and most indispensable of these forms have managed to survive without special public support or patronage.
He is then said to have turned up at a New Year's Eve party at the popular African Rainbow hotel, where he was "dancing like mad".
But Mrs Ainoo, who emigrated to Ghana from Halifax, West Yorkshire, last year, was subsequently made aware of Ms Blake's murder by a friend in the UK and contacted the police.
Some of the most famous craft villages are located near Kumasi: Bonwire, known for kente cloth; Ntonso, for Adinkra cloth; Kurofuforum, for brass figures; and Ahwiaa, for wood carving.