General News of Friday, 12 July 2019
A District court in Kyebi has refused a bail application filed by the defense counsel for the six accused persons in the murder case of Mr. George Somuah Bosompem, a Teacher at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region.
The judge, His worship Bosompem Apenkwa who presided over the court Friday refused the bail application due to the nature of the case, the fact that punishment that goes for such a case is death sentence and it is also of public interest.
The court on June 25, 2019, remanded into Prison Custody the six accused persons after prosecution prayed the court to remand them as it awaits advise from the Attorney General Department.
The accused persons -Richard Amaning, 18, Mireku Emmanuel, 19, Philip Kodie, 19, Offei Frimpong, 19, Ezekiel Boadu,20, and Evans Aboagye alias Otega, 19 facing charges of conspiracy to commit crime to with Murder and Murder, will reappear in Court on July 30, 2019.
Some of the accused persons coincidentally had their birthdays today.
The deceased Teacher, George Somuah Bosompem was the Steward of Methodist Church and a Religious and Moral Education as well as Twi Teacher at Salvation Army Basic School.
Prosecutor Margaret Kontoh on May 14, 2019 pleaded the Court to remand the accused to enable prosecution conduct further investigations into their birth records in their school to reconcile their real ages as the defence counsel, challenged the ages provided by prosecution stating that all the accused persons are below 18 years, therefore, the case must be tried at Juvenile Court.
Again the defense counsel previously pleaded alibi for two of the accused persons – Mireku Emmanuel, and Philip Kodie stating that they were not present in the community during the incident which will he says will argue during the committal proceedings.
The late 57-year-old George Somuah Bosompem described by many as affable and hardworking was married to Adwoa Asieduwaa. He had three Children -Charlotte Aduako Somuah,18,-currently writing the WASSCE exams, Kwadwo Somuah Bosompem, 4, and Four(4) month old Kwadwo Abrokwa Somuah.