ADMINISTRATIVE HITCH HOLDS TRANSFER
The three soldiers who have been charged with alleged involvement in the death of Alhaji Issah Mobila are yet to be transferred from Tamale to Accra to face trial three weeks after murder charges were preferred against them by the Tamale police.
According to a police source, the delay was due to administrative procedures by the Military High Command and Ministry of Defence. On April 14, the three solders were charged with conspiracy to commit murder by the Tamale police.
The names of the accused, which are currently in military custody at the Kamina Barracks in Tamale, are being withheld for security reasons.
The attorney-general and minister for justice, Mr J. Ayiko Otoo, in March this year, directed that the three suspects be arrested, charged and brought to Accra for trial for alledgedly causing the death of Alhaji Mobila.
He said even though the three denied any involvement, they could be tried based on circumstantial evidence.
The death of Alhaji Mobila in military custody two days after the December 2004 general election caused a furore among residents in and around the Tamale metropolis.