03.08.2006 Social News

Targor's Lawyer Points Finger At ACP Akrofi Aseidu

Listen to article

Nana Bediatuo, Counsel for Kwabena Amaning, aka Targor, has told CITI NEWS that information available to him indicates that Greater Accra Police Boss, ACP Douglas Akrofi Aseidu, ordered Wednesday's arrest of his client and three others.

He however conceded that he does not have details on the matter.

According to him, attempts to meet with his client on Wednesday evening proved futile as the Police refused him access to his client. He described the act as unconstitutional.

He was also of the opinion that the incident is likely to affect the sittings of the Justice Georgina Woods Committee.

The Committee is expected to sit on Thursday after taking Counsels and clients to the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) to transcribe the tape recording. But Nana Bediatuo told CITI NEWS that he doubts whether the agenda would be followed.

Meanwhile, In an interview with CITI NEWS with the Deputy Attorney General, Kwame Osei Prempeh, he was unsure as to the status of the amended criminal procedure code in this matter.

According to him, although he has been briefed about the arrests, he is not particularly sure that the act, which seeks to abolish the granting of bail to drug suspects, would be applied to the suspects.

Parliament, before they went on recess, passed into law an act which seeks to place an outright ban on the granting of bail to narcotics drug suspects.

According to a memo accompanying the bill, the move was as a result of government's resolve to fight the surge in narcotic related crimes in the country. This, the Deputy Attorney General, Kwame Osei Prempeh, said remains the focus

ModernGhana Links