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Court adjourns coup trial over accused person's ailment

Social News Court adjourns coup trial over accused person's ailment
DEC 1, 2021 LISTEN

The Accra High Court trying the ten persons accused of committing high treason, has adjourned trial to Monday, December 6.

This was due to the fact that Lance Corporal Seidu Abubarkar, soldier, one of the accused persons, is indisposed.

His counsel had informed the Court that his client was diagnosed with Malaria and as a result, he was feeling drowsy and would not be able to pay attention during the proceedings.

The three-member-panel presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare-Botwe, adjourning the case, said Corporal Abubarkar was feeling drowsy and unable to pay attention, though he was present, he was given time to recover, thus, the trial was adjourned.

The Court added that on Monday, the cross-examination of Prosecution's star witness would continue.

Corporal Abubarkar is being tried together with Dr Frederick Mac Palm, Chief Executive Officer of the Citadel Hospital, Bright Alan Debrah, alias, BB, freight manager and Donyo Kafui, blacksmith alias Ezor.

The rest are Mr Johannes Zikpi, signaler with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), Warrant Officer Class Two (WO2) Esther Saan, Corporal Sylvester Akanpewu, Lance Airforce Corporal (LAC) Ali Solomon, Colonel Kojo Gameli, all staff of GAF and Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Benjamin Agordzo.

They have been charged for varied offences including conspiracy to commit crime, high treason, possession of ammunition and abetment.

All the ten have since denied the charges and have been granted bail.

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