Eunice Dwumfour’s kin relieved Rashid Ali Bynum in custody
Nearly four months after the killing of New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour, authorities have arrested her alleged killer, Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia. The news was announced by Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone at a press conference on Tuesday, where Dwumfour’s father expressed his relief. Bynum is charged with first-degree murder and two gun offenses, and is awaiting extradition to New Jersey. The motive for the killing is still unknown. Bynum knew Dwumfour through a church she was affiliated with, and his name was in her phone contacts. The Dwumfour family described her as well-liked and religious, and her husband said he is still in shock over her death.
Who was Eunice Dwumfour?
Eunice Dwumfour was a Republican councilwoman and pastor, who was killed on February 1, 2021.
Who is Rashid Ali Bynum?
Rashid Ali Bynum is the alleged killer of Eunice Dwumfour.
What charges has Bynum been charged with?
Bynum has been charged with first-degree murder and two gun offenses.
What is the motive for the killing?
The motive for the killing is still unknown.
How did Bynum know Dwumfour?
Bynum knew Dwumfour through a church she was affiliated with, and his name was in her phone contacts.
What has Dwumfour’s family said about the arrest?
Dwumfour’s father expressed relief at the news of Bynum’s arrest.
What has Dwumfour’s husband said about her death?
Dwumfour’s husband said he is still in shock over her death.
Kin of Eunice Dwumfour relieved as Rashid Ali Bynum is taken into custody.
The father of slain New Jersey Councilwoman Eunice Dwumfour has expressed his family’s relief at the news that authorities have arrested her alleged killer. Prince Dwumfour said that despite receiving little information about the investigation into his daughter’s murder in February, he and the family were “very excited and very happy” about the arrest. The Middlesex County Prosecutor, Yolanda Ciccone, announced that Rashid Ali Bynum, 28, of Portsmouth, Virginia had been taken into custody. Although Dwumfour did not know the alleged killer, the prosecutor said Bynum knew the councilwoman through a church she had previously attended and that his name was on her cellphone contacts. The family had previously expressed bewilderment at the motive for the killing, which saw several rounds fired into Dwumfour’s car outside her home whilst her child was inside.