Treason trial: High Court sets today for case management conference

The High Court trying 10 persons accused of high treason has set today, for a case management con­ference (CMC).

The three-panel-member court noted that whether the accused persons filed their statements or not, trial would proceed.

The High Court said it would not allow any individual to delay trial as the liberties of 10 persons were at stake.

Presided over by Mrs Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe, the court had given the accused persons a deadline to file their disclosures, hence the decision.

Meanwhile, the court has reit­erated that Mr Victor Kwadjoga Adawudu should formally file a motion that he was withdrawing his services from Mr Bright Allan Debrah Ofosu, one of his clients.

He should copy the interested parties in the case if not, he would be reported to the General Legal Council, the court stated.

On Monday, February 6, 2023, Debrah informed the court that his defence counsel had aban­doned him, which the court or­dered that that he should formally communicate to the court his intentions that in the meantime, Debrah should be represented by his defence counsel’s representa­tive.

Again, on Wednesday, February 8, 2023, Mr Adawudu sent his pupil to that effect, as the pupil told the court that Mr Adawudu had travelled.

Whether he likes it or not Debrah is still his baby, the court said, adding that he would cease to be his client when he had formally withdrawn from rendering his services to Debrah.

Bright Alan Debrah has been charged with conspiracy to com­mit crime to wit high treason.

He is standing trial with Dr Frederick Mac-Palm, Donya Kaf­ui, Johannes Zikpi, Colonel Sam­uel Kojo Gameli, Warrant Officer Class Two Esther Saan Dekuwine, Corporal Seidu Abubakar, Lance Airforce Corporal Ali Solomon, Corporal Sylvester Akankpewon and Assistant Commissioner of Police Dr Agordzo which they have all denied their various charges. They have all been grant­ed bail. —GNA

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