BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | firstname.lastname@example.org
THE ACCRA Central Court Magistrate, Her Worship, Arit Nsemoh, has issued a stern warning to the Attorney General’s (AG’s) Department in the case in which Daniel Asiedu and Vincent Bosso are being held for the death of Abuakwa North Member of Parliament, Joseph Boakye Danquah-Adu.
While making an order for the state attorney assigned to the case to appear before it on October 11, the court said should the attorney fail to appear, the court would take it as “bad faith.”
In court yesterday, when the AG representatives were expected for the committal proceedings, they failed to show up.
DSP George Amegah, the prosecutor in the case, told the court that the docket was still being worked on by the state attorney assigned to the case. He, however, could not tell the court the name of the said attorney when asked.
Ms Nsemoh, infuriated by the explanation, said the court was made to believe that the “impediment (delay) of the case was not emanating from the AG’s Department but the pathologist report.”
But “the report has been dealt with and we are still waiting,” the court lamented.
The court, thus, made an order for “whoever is working on the case at the AG’s Department to appear before the court to tell me something,” at the next adjourned date.
The Magistrate added that “I want to see whoever is working on the docket to tell me the timelines….I cannot keep adjourning the case; that is not how I do my work.”
The court instructed the prosecutor to “inform them (AG representatives) that if they don’t come at the next adjourned date, I will take it as bad faith.”
Where are your lawyers?
According to the court, the accused persons, though told the court they had a counsel, the court was yet to know them.
The accused persons were, thus, told by court to inform their lawyers to be ready to be in court at the next court date and possibly partake in the committal proceedings.
Self-confessed Asiedu, alias Sex-Don Don, and Bosso, alias Junior Agoogo, are in custody for their alleged respective roles in the death of the legislator. The case has been adjourned to October 11, 2018.