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23.03.2019 General News

Woman Assaulted At Midland Savings Petitions AG Over Dismissal Of Her Case

By Staff Writer
Lance Corporal Frederick Amanor Godzi aka SkallaLance Corporal Frederick Amanor Godzi aka Skalla

Also set free by the court are the three officials of Midland Savings and Loans Limited who were standing trial for allegedly aiding Godzi to assault Ms Osafo.

The Operations Manager, Jocelyn Kukua-Fakah; Customer Service Officer, Shirley Portia Anaman, and a driver, Prince Ayensu.

The court presided over by Cecilia Dapaah Mireku, in December 2018 discharged the accused due to the lack of interest in the trial victim.

Madam Osafo is said to have failed to appear before the court to testify and also failed to avail herself to help the police with investigations.

But Mr Anyenini said this was not the case because all the five times there have been court sittings on the matter, Madam Osafo has never been informed.

According to him, the complaint has, therefore, filed a petition to the Attorney General to have the case relisted and “commit herself to show up in court.”

He said the AG has been petitioned to change whoever is going to prosecute.

Commenting on the issue, Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako said, “we should take another look at those who handle the prosecution.”

He wants them to be brought “under the radar and examined critically if indeed they did anything to undermine the prosecution.”

Mr Baako wants the police to come clean and look at who is going to prosecute so it won’t look like they are doing a shoddy job to save one of their own.

The veteran journalist does not want the case to be limited to internal police discipline measure.

“We need to build a culture of deterrence for people in uniform not to think that they can take the law into their own hands,” he said.

—Myjoyonline

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