Crime

Murder of 2 policemen: Accused discharged

The Kaneshie District Court has discharged Michael Osofo Ani, accused of allegedly taking part in the murder of two policemen, on the Kasoa-Buduburam- Aprah road, in the Central Region, on August 28, this year.

Ani was discharged after the prosecution withdrew and substituted the charge sheet in court on Tuesday.

Currently, Eric Kojo Duah, also known as, Sakora, is the sole accused being held on two counts of murder.

Duah had his plea reserved, and the court has remanded him into the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), to reappear on December 2.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, said that the police completed its investigations into the matter, and prayed the court to withdraw the old charge sheet and substitute it with a new one.

According to ASP Asare, the docket would be taken to the Attorney General’s Department by the close of the week.

When the new charges were read out in court, Ani’s name was excluded, making the court to discharge him.

Mr George Eshun, who represented Duah and Ani, indicated to the court that the discharge of Ani had confirmed his assertion that Ani did not in any way abet to the crime, hence he should be set free by the court.

Mr Eshun said he and his client would now prepare and put up their defence in the matter.

Duah is being held for allegedly gruesomely killing Sergeant Michael Dzamesi and Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal on August 28, this year, at Kasoa.

The two policemen while on duty on the Kasoa Buduburam-Aprah road, stopped Duah and Ani, who were in an unregistered Toyota Camry, but the car refused to stop.

Sgt Dzamsei and LCpl Awal managed to intercept the unregistered car and Sgt Dzamesi asked the two to come out of the car.

A struggle ensued between Dzamesi and Duah, and Duah went back into the vehicle, pulled a gun and shot Awal in the left rib and shoulder.

When Dzamsei attempted to take refuge in a shop, Duah followed him to the shop and shot him three times and bolted with the car, but police investigations later led to the arrest of the suspects. –  GNA

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