Originally named Charles Papa Ebo Quansah, he became known as the Accra Stranger in the year 2000 after series of murder cases were linked to him numbering about 34 in total, news of strange deaths in several communities in Accra became known around same period but one clear thing was that, the deaths were suspected to have been masterminded by one person because of similarities in the setting of the murder scene but later, the police finally unravelled the clues to all those deaths, this is how they did it.
In the year 2000, Quansah was arrested for the death of his then- girlfriend Joyce Boateng. Quansah was accused of the murder of another lady, Akua Serwaa, who was found strangled at Kumasi Sports Stadium in Kumasi on January 19, 1996, while in detention, and later confessed to the strangulation deaths of eight women in Accra.
Beginning in 1993, a serial killer was blamed for the deaths of 34 women. Quansah, a mechanic from the Adenta district of Accra, Ghana, had previously been under police monitoring as a suspect in the murders.
According to police and prison records, Charles Quansah was imprisoned at the James Fort prison in 1986 for ràpe. He committed another ràpe after serving his term and was sentenced to three years in the Nsawam Prisons in 1987.
In 1996, Quansah was incarcerated at the Nsawam Medium Prisons near Accra, Ghana, for robbery. He moved to Accra after his release that year.
The prosecution of Charles Quansah for the serial killings began on July 11, 2002, in the High Court Criminal Sessions in Accra.He was later found guilty of the strangulation death of nine women and condemned to death by hanging.
Quansah spoke to the press in 2003, denying murdering any of the nine women he was convicted of murdering or the additional twenty-three women he was accused of murdering, and releasing a statement alleging he was tortured while in police custody