New Twist In Kasoa Cops ‘Killers’ Case

Another person —
suspected to have aided Eric Kojo Dua in the murder of two police officers at
Buduburam near Kasoa in the Central Region — has been discharged by a Kaneshie
District Court in Accra.

Kwesi
Adjei, aka Kay, was on September 30 hauled before the court charged with abetment
of crime, namely murder.

He
was, however, discharged yesterday by the court presided over by Her Worship
Rosemond Agyiri following the decision of the prosecution to withdraw the
charge sheet containing his name.

Meanwhile,
another suspect, Theophilus Acheampong, who has been on the run for some time,
has been arrested and dragged before the court.

He,
together with Michael Osafo Anim, has been accused of abetting Eric Kojo Dua to
kill the two officers, Sgt. Michael Dzamasi, a service driver and L/Cpl Awal
Mohammed, at a place called Big Apple at Budumburam.

This
leaves Eric Kojo Dua, Michael Osafo and Theophilus Acheampong as the main
suspects in the murder of the officers.

Self-confessed
killer, Kojo Dua, is facing two counts of murder while the two others are each
facing two counts of abetment of crime – murder.

The
three were remanded in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations
(BNI) following a request by the prosecution led by ASP Sylvester Asare who
told the court that they were still investigating the matter.

He
said Theophilus was only arrested two days ago and the people needed some time
to conclude their investigations.

The
case was adjourned to October 23, 2019.

The
prosecution led by ASP Sylvester Asare told the court that investigation was
ongoing and asked for the accused to be remanded for further investigations.

The
presiding magistrate remanded them to reappear on October 9, 2019.

Six
suspects were discharged by the court after the BNI dropped charges levelled
against them.  They include Isaac
Amissah, Ibrahim Zakaria, Isaac Mensa, Oblitey Commey, Victor Yire and Fatawu
Ahmed.

The
two police officers were killed on August 28, this year, by suspected armed
robbers at Big Apple near Kasoa in the Central Region.

They
were said to be on Task Force duties on the Kasoa-Winneba highway when the main
suspect, Kojo Dua, and the other three suspects on board an unregistered Toyota
Camry, blatantly ignored the signal of the officers to stop and sped off.

Other
events led to Eric Dua shooting and killing both officers who have since been
laid to rest.

Kojo
Dua was on the run after the deadly incident and was later arrested on the
Senchi Bridge on Saturday, August 31, in the Eastern Region.

He is also reported to have said he killed Sgt. Dzamesi out of revenge for the death of his mother because he was convinced that the deceased was responsible for it.

BY Gibril Abdul Razak

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