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12.02.2010 General News

AG's office to discontinue prosecution of soldiers accused of Rokko Frimpong's murder

By myjoyonline
AG's office to discontinue prosecution of soldiers accused of Rokko Frimpong's murder
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There are indications that the Attorney General's Office may file for the discontinuation of the trial of the five soldiers charged with the murder of the former deputy Managing Director of the Ghana Commercial Bank, Rokko Frimpong.

Sources within the AG's office say the imminent issuance of a nolle prosiqui in the case in which Sergeants Michael Arthur, Richard Somuah and Lamptey Haizel and Corporals Charles Ankumah and Emmanuel Antwi have been accused of murdering Mr Frimpong and charged with two counts of conspiracy and murder, is informed by the conviction of the office that the five soldiers need to be further investigated.

The AG's office has rather decided to proceed with the prosecution of five other persons also arrested by the police for the murder.

They are Samuel McCarthy, alias Tugah, 25; William Agbavor, alias Willie, 29; Atta Kakra, 26; Foster Kwame Boakye, 23 and Francis Ankobeah, alias Nana Sei, 26. Two other suspected accomplices were said to be on the run.

Police initial report after the murder had indicated that the suspects, on board a seized Opel Vectra, with registration number GR 4735 P and armed with two pump action guns, one locally-made pistol and other dangerous implements, had stormed the residence of Rokko Frimpong at about 8:30p.m. on June 28, 2006, and fired at him.

Myjoyonline sources at the AG's office say the State has taken into consideration the public interest the case has generated and has therefore decided that after reviewing the two case dockets in existence over the murder of Rokko Frimpong, it has come to the conclusion that it is more justifiable to prosecute the suspects who were initially charged by the Police for the murder.

Story by Isaac Yeboah/

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