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31.12.2019 Crime & Punishment

Kasoa Police ‘killer’ To Face Murder Charges

Kasoa Police ‘killer’ To Face Murder Charges
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The Attorney-General has asked the Police to formally charge Eric Kojo Duah, the man who allegedly shot and killed two officers on the Kasoa-Budumburam-Aprah stretch in August 2019, with murder.

At the District Court presided over by Ms. Rosemond Dodua Agyiri, the Prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, said the Police had received instructions from the Attorney-General’s Department to formally charge Duah aka Sakora with murder.

However, the Police are yet to receive the Bill of Indictment (BI) from the AG's office.

The court, therefore, adjourned the matter to January 13, 2020.

Eric Duah, who is being held on two counts of murder, has his plea preserved awaiting the BI.

The accused allegedly took turns to shoot and kill General Lance Corporal Mohammed Awal and Lance Corporal Michael Dzamesi who were on task force duty on the Kasoa-Budumburam-Aprah road on August 28, this year.

The officers apparently asked Eric Duah, who was driving an unregistered vehicle to stop but he ignored them.

The officers who had a service vehicle chased him and Duah pulled a pistol from his car and shot the officers in turns.

While Awal died instantly, Dzamesi died shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The Court following the referral of the matter to the AG advised that Duah be remanded into lawful custody.