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Kasoa cops killer remand warrant extended

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH | muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh

THE KANESHIE District Court presided over by Her Worship Rosemond Dodua Agyiri has adjourned the case in which Eric Kojo Duah, the man at the centre of the murder of two police officers at Kasoa-Budumburam, to Fabruary 17, 2020.

This was after the prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, had informed the court that the prosecution was still waiting for the bill of indictment from the office of the Attorney-General (A-G).

According to ASP Asare, the A-G has taken over the original documents of the case docket for study and subsequent instructions.

He, however, requested for the extension of the remand warrant of the accused and the case was subsequently adjourned.

Murder charge

In court on December 30, the Attorney-General asked the police to formally charge Duah, with murder.

The Prosecution led by ASP Asare said the police had received instructions from the Attorney-General’s Department to formally charge Duah, aka Sakora, with murder.

However, the police are yet to receive the Bill of Indictment (BI) from the AG’s office.

The accused person is being held on two counts of murder but his plea has not been taken.

 

Background

The accused allegedly shot and killed General Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal and Lance Corporal Michael Dzamesi who were on task force duty on the Kasoa-Budumburam-Aprah road on August 28, last year.

The officers had apparently asked Duah, who was driving an unregistered vehicle, to stop but he ignored them.

The officers, who had a service vehicle, chased him and Duah pulled a pistol from his car and shot the officers one after the other a number of times.

While Awal died instantly, Dzamesi died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

Source: Ghana/dailyheritage.com.gh/Muntalla Inusah

 

 

 

 

 

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