The policeman who has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend has pleaded not guilty, triggering anger among family members and friends of the deceased Victoria Dapaah, who flocked to the court Tuesday (June 20).
Inspector Ahmed Twumasi made this pronouncement during committal proceedings at the Asokore Mampong District Court presided over by Samuel Quansah.
State Prosecutors detailed how the accused person committed the alleged crime and submitted exhibits, including the murder weapon an MP 22 pistol with registration number A1300683 and firearm forensic report on it.
CCTV footage and voice conversations between the suspect and the deceased. A crime scene and autopsy reports were also submitted before the court during proceedings.
The District Court then ordered the suspect to appear before a High Court for trial, after prima facie evidence was established. The suspect was rearrested, soon after proceedings to be placed into prison custody.
Furious family members nearly accosted the suspect, but police reinforcement tamed the situation. In a Rambo-style approach, the police whisked away the suspect as the family pelted the team with stones.
Victoria Dapaah’s murder has been widely condemned by many who have joined calls for justice. Her UK-based father Kofi Bruce Dapaah who was in court for the first time is deeply in pain as his dream to fly his 26-year-old daughter back to England has been shattered.
“I arrived in Ghana from the UK following my daughter’s death and I believe justice will be served…I planned to fly her out of the country with her siblings but now she has been murdered, she’s gone”, Bruce said.
“All that I need now is justice to be served”, he added.
The case has since been adjourned to July 13, for full trial at the High Court.
SOURCE: Daily Mail GH