Counsel for two of the suspects linked to the killing of a Bolt driver at Feyiase Akoyem in the Bosomtwe District of the Ashanti Region says he will push for his clients’ bail.
Lawyer Emmanuel Abu Bonsrah believes making a strong case at the High Court would get his clients released.
The two – Richard Addai, 35, and Anthony Sekum, 22, were remanded into prison custody when they made their first appearance at the Kuntanase Court without any legal representation.
They were refused bail again today, Thursday by the court presided over by His Worship Francis Asakiah after a request to get them out of custody failed.
“I made a prayer for bail for my clients and the court has given a ruling. I may disagree with the ruling but I have to respect the ruling of the court… The jurisdiction of the court is to try the committal proceedings and not the substantive matter.
“My clients have the right to apply for bail because we are of the view that even though the prosecution says it is not done with the investigation, I was of the view that since we are not going to interfere with any investigation or any of the witnesses of the prosecution and that anytime my clients are needed to assist the police in their investigations they will avail themselves”, the lawyer said.
The deceased Israel Agyei Manu, 33, was gruesomely murdered in what many have described as a new wave of crime in the Ashanti Region. Already a key suspect Rashid Ibrahim, 33, has confessed to the crime.
The three are facing the court for abetment to committing murder and murder.
Spokesperson for the victim’s family, Mr Kwabena Karikari Agyeman wants the police to speed up investigations into the matter.
“We have not been involved in police investigations…And there’s been no support from government or any other place”, Karikari Agyemang who doubles as Uncle of the deceased said.
The case has been adjourned to September 8, 2021.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH