January 27, 2021

Otumfuo chief’s murder: Suspect denied bail again

Suspect

Mr Sadat Mohammed, the prime suspect standing trial for the murder of Otumfuo Asamponghene, Nana Kwadwo Afordour has been remanded for the second time by the Asokore Mampong District Court.

The suspect has been charged with murder.

Nana Kwadwo Afordour was murdered by some armed men on the Ejura-Nkoransa highway near a village called Ebuom on Sunday, 18 August 2019 around 4:30 p.m. in the Ashanti Region.

Mr Stephen Alewabah, who held brief for the suspect’s substantive lawyer, Mr John Ndebugri, pleaded for bail for the suspect.

However, the prosecutor, Inspector Edward Kwame Adade, told the court that they have not been able to conclude investigations into the case, therefore, granting the suspect bail may interfere with their investigations.

The court, presided over by Her Worship Portia Molly Anafo-Salia, remanded the suspect into prison custody to reappear on 17 October 2019.

Mr Alewabah told Kumasi FM’s Elisha Adarkwah that they will proceed to the high court to seek bail for their client.

“This court does not have power to be able to admit a person charged with such a felonious offence to be granted bail. The judge was very emphatic that he cannot grant the suspect bail in such matters but it can be granted by a higher court, so, if we are minded, we may proceed to a higher court. The suspect needs to be granted bail because under the law now, every offence is bailable

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Otumfuo chief’s murder: Suspect denied bail again

Suspect

Mr Sadat Mohammed, the prime suspect standing trial for the murder of Otumfuo Asamponghene, Nana Kwadwo Afordour has been remanded for the second time by the Asokore Mampong District Court.

The suspect has been charged with murder.

Nana Kwadwo Afordour was murdered by some armed men on the Ejura-Nkoransa highway near a village called Ebuom on Sunday, 18 August 2019 around 4:30 p.m. in the Ashanti Region.

Mr Stephen Alewabah, who held brief for the suspect’s substantive lawyer, Mr John Ndebugri, pleaded for bail for the suspect.

However, the prosecutor, Inspector Edward Kwame Adade, told the court that they have not been able to conclude investigations into the case, therefore, granting the suspect bail may interfere with their investigations.

The court, presided over by Her Worship Portia Molly Anafo-Salia, remanded the suspect into prison custody to reappear on 17 October 2019.

Mr Alewabah told Kumasi FM’s Elisha Adarkwah that they will proceed to the high court to seek bail for their client.

“This court does not have power to be able to admit a person charged with such a felonious offence to be granted bail. The judge was very emphatic that he cannot grant the suspect bail in such matters but it can be granted by a higher court, so, if we are minded, we may proceed to a higher court. The suspect needs to be granted bail because under the law now, every offence is bailable

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