OWASS students robbery case: Court threatens to discharge suspects over prosecution delays

The suspects have been released on bail

The Circuit Court in Kumasi trying three old students of the Opoku Ware School for alleged robbery has threatened to discharge the suspects if the prosecution delays the process.

The case has suffered adjournments due to the prosecution’s inability to file a witness statement. During sitting on Tuesday (November 15) the judge said on the next adjourned date that, the suspects would be discharged if the prosecution failed to submit the documents for the case to proceed.

The Abdul Razak Musah’s court has since adjourned to December 8, 2022, for a possible Case Management Conference.

The suspects Akwasi Adu Donkor, Raphael Owusu Appiah, and Osei Kwadwo Asubonteng allegedly attacked and attempted to rob the Kumasi-based cab driver on August 11. An attempt to secure a bench warrant for the arrest of Raphael Owusu Appiah was shot down even though he failed to appear before the court today.

Defense lawyer William Asamoah Sarpong who sided with the court’s position described the posture of the prosecution as frustrating.

“The Police are not doing the needful, what they are supposed to do, the court ordered them the last adjourned date, for them to file their witness statement, but up to now they have not done it, so we are all frustrated, but the court has given them the last opportunity for them to file else it will discharge the case”, he said.


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