Prosecutor complaints about investigator’s conduct

Mr. John Kudalor, IGP.

Mr. John Kudalor, IGP.

A policeE investigator with the Anya Sowutuom Police Station has absented himself from court proceedings 12 times, failing to produce an accused person, Stephen Kweku Adjei, charged with fraud in a land deal.
The Weija Magistrate’s Court where the case is being tried, heard last Thursday, that numerous attempts to get the investigator Detective Corporal Danso, to produce the accused, currently on bail, had been unsuccessful.
The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Emelia, expressed her frustration at the conduct of the investigator at the court, presided by Mrs. Naa Amarley Akowuah, fearing that it was a ploy for the case to be struck out for want of prosecution.
She said “Detective Danso does not pick my calls, neither does he return missed calls.”
The facts are that, the accused, Adjei, a resident of Amamole, Ablekuma, sold a plot of land to Mr. William Kofi Darku.
Later, Mr. Darku found out that Adjei had resold the land to another person, and made a report to the police.
Detective Danso was detailed to investigate the matter.
The accused subsequently made a part payment of GH¢2,500, following his arrest on March 22, and promised to clear the balance in two weeks, but had since failed to honour his promise.
Two months later, following a complaint by Darku, the Anya Divisional Commander instructed that the case be taken to court.
The prosecutor said since then, the investigator had attended court only once while the accused showed up twice.
Three months ago, the court issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused, but the investigator kept dragging his feet and continued to absent himself from court.
He never picked up calls from the prosecutor and the complainant.
The case has been adjourned to tomorrow, October 25.

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