Court issues bench warrant for arrest of musician

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Prince Opoku, a musician who is currently facing charges of causing unlawful damage, causing unlawful harm and stealing but had failed to appear in court for trial.

Prince Opoku, alias Kofi Agyenkwa, has earlier denied all the three charges, and was granted bail to the tune of GH¢30,000 with two sureties: one to be a public servant earning not less than GH¢1,000.00.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Man-Anit Sampana told the Court that the prosecution witness, Zuwera Issahaku is a caterer and resident at Dome whereas Opoku live at Old Fadama, both in the Greater Accra Region.

The court on April 26, this year, the Accra Regional Police Patrol team on their usual duties had a tip-off that the accused and two others now at large, were offering as pieces of wax prints, flat screen television set, mobile phone and laptop computers. suspected to have been stolen, for sale at Abbosey Okai, a suburb of Accra.

DSP Sampana said the police traced the suspects to a spot near Sikkens, Agbogbloshie, in Accra, which led to Opoku’s arrest, but the accomplices managed to escape.

He said, a spot search revealed one Sumsung Galaxy X7 cellular phone, belonging to one Issahaku, and the accused was handed over to the Greater Regional Criminal Investigations Department.

The prosecution said during investigations Opoku confessed to the crime, and mentioned Obed and “Shiso” as accomplices. – GNA


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