Court Remands Four Murder Suspects
A Magistrate Court at Duayaw-Nkwanta has again remanded into prison custody four persons accused of murdering one Kwasi Yeboah, a citizen of Yamfo in the Tano District of the Brong Ahafo Region. The court is waiting for the advice of the Attorney-General’s (A-G) Department on the duplicate docket of the case.The court presided by Mr Divine Kwaku Ahiadu adjourned the case till Thursday, February 17. The four are Kofi Kadie, 22, a driver’s mate, Kofi Emmininbrah, 32, tractor operator, Gyamfi Kyeremeh, 45, drinking/chop-bar operator at Yamfo and Evans Peprah Tabiri, 58, businessman/road contractor. Mr Eric Ansah Ankomah, Co-counsel for Tabiri in his submission expressed worry that on January 5, prosecution informed the court that the duplicate docket was ready to be sent to the A-G’s Department. He said there was however an affidavit that indicated that the docket was forwarded to the A-G’s office on January 31. Mr Ankomah said when the accused persons were arrested they all denied the offence and said they did not know each until they met for the first time when their charge sheet was substituted. He also told the court that his client was being tortured by the police to extract confession for the crime. The Prosecutor, Police Chief Inspector Souza Christian Kwasi Ahatsi objected to the allegations by the counsel. He explained that the delay in forwarding the docket to the A-G’s office in Sunyani was because “prosecution received the pathologist’s report late”, stressing that the document could not be sent to the law office without the report. Prosecution therefore admonished counsel not to undermine the good work being done by the police.