I Have Not Seen My Lawyer – Kombian tells Court

Johnson Kombian, who allegedly killed two policemen on duty post in Nakpanduri in the Northern Region, has told an Accra Fast Track High Court that he has not seen his lawyer.

According to him he did not know the lawyer but knew his name as Asamaning.

This came up when he appeared before the court for his trial to commence. When the trial judge, Mr Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh mentioned George Asamaning as his lawyer, Kombian confirmed that.

Although the prosecutor Mrs Marian Appiah Opare, Principal State Attorney was ready for the trial to start; the matter had to be adjourned to March 18.

However, 10 minutes after the matter had been adjourned, Mr George Asamaning, Kombian’s lawyer in a rush entered the court apologising for being late.

Johnson Kombian is standing trial for allegedly killing Constables Prince Agyare and Owusu Frimpong of the Ghana Police Service.

The deceased were reported killed on duty in Nakpanduri in the Bunkprugu/Yunyoo District of the Northern Region.

Jonson Kombian, who is already in custody at the Ankaful Prisons in the Central Region, is serving a 11-year jail term with hard labour.

He was charged for escaping lawful custody and for allegedly causing harm to innocent civilians during his operations in Nakpanduri and its surrounding communities.

Kombian was arrested on October 17, 2010 through Interpol in neighbouring Togo where he sought refuge when he was declared wanted by the Ghana Police.