The case docket of persons accused of killing Akua Denteh at Kafaba in the Savannah region will be forwarded to the Attorney-General (A-G) for advise by next week.
The suspects have since been remanded into police custody when they reappeared before the Bole District Court presided over by His Worship Andrew Prince Cudjoe, yesterday, [August 20, 2020]. Sitting continues on September 18, 2020.
“They have not officially been charged because the dockets have to come to the office of the Attorney General for the State Attorneys to study the dockets and the prescribe the charges which should be proffered against them”, explained Mr. Salia Abdul-Kudus, a Chief State Attorney at the office of the Attorney-General.
A total of three charge sheets have now been consolidated by the court and will now be known as “The Republic vs Haruna Aness and (14) others”.
“The exercise we undertook was a consolidation of the three charge sheets because they were arrested differently but on the same issue”, the Chief State Attorney explained.
“Each time they were arrested, they were charged and brought to court on separate charge sheets, but it is one case so we came with all the three charge sheets and consolidated them into one so that we will try them on one charge sheet”, he further added.
He also assured that the accused persons would be committed for trial at the High Court by the middle of September when the advice from the Attorney General’s office is forwarded on time.
Denteh, about a month ago, was tortured and killed by some residents of Kafaba in the East Gonja District of the Savannah Region after she was accused of being a witch by a supposed priestess brought into the community to allegedly cleanse it.
The matter generated nationwide uproar with many calling on the police to ensure that all those culpable are made to face the law.
A number of people including those seen in the viral video torturing Akua Denteh were subsequently arrested by the police.
By Osman Abubakar Sadiq, Savannah Region, Daily Mail GH