FOR THE third consecutive time, Anwar Sadat Mohammed aka Alhaji, the
prime suspect in the murder of the Otumfuo’s Asamponhene, Oheneba Kwadwo
Aforduo, has been remanded in prison custody.
During its sitting on Thursday, a District Court in the Asokore
Mampong Municipality granted the wish of the prosecution team by remanding the
The prosecution team explained that they needed more time to
conclude their investigations and the court, presided over by Portia Molly
Anafo Salia, accepted their request by adjourning the case to November 14,
According to prosecutors, they were yet to submit a completed docket
to the Attorney General’s Department for advice and the court accepted their
Sadat Mohammed was said to be a close friend of the late Asamponhene,
whose body was found in his black Land Cruiser vehicle on the outskirts of
Ejura some months ago, sending residents of Kumasi into a state of shock.
There were reports that Sadat Mohammed was the last person that the
traditional leader had visited in his (Sadat’s) house at Odeneho Kwadaso before
his body was later found in the vehicle.
After painstaking investigations, the police concluded that Sadat
Mohammed might have a hand in the killing of the Asamponhene so they declared
him wanted. Interestingly, Sadat Mohammed then went into hiding immediately the
Asamponhene was reported dead.
The Ashanti Regional Police Command, in collaboration with the
Interpol in Burkina Faso and Ghana, managed to apprehend Sadat Mohammed
in Burkina Faso, where he had gone into hiding.
There was tension outside the courtroom on Thursday as some angry family members and friends of the Asamponhene reportedly issued threats against the lawyers of the suspect.
FROM I.F. Jo Awuah Jnr., Kumasi