Joyce Danso, GNA
Accra, Nov. 19, GNA –
The Kaneshie District Court has discharged Michael Osofo Ani, one of the
suspects, allegedly involved in the murder of the two Police officers on the
Kasoa-Buduburam- Aprah road on August 28, this year.
Ani was discharged
after the Prosecution withdrew and substituted the charge sheet in court on
Currently, Eric Kojo
Duah aka Sakora, is the sole accused being held on two counts of murder.
Duah whose charges
were read to him in English had his plea reserved.
The court has since
remanded Duah into the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI)
to reappear on December 2.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare informed the court,
that the Police have completed its investigations into the matter hence prayed
the court to withdraw the old charge sheet and substituted it with a new one.
According to ASP
Asare, the docket and forwarding letter were ready and the two would be sent to
the Attorney General’s Office by the close of the week.
When the new charges
were read out in court, Ani name was excluded, making the court to discharge
Mr George Eshun who
represented Duah and Ani indicated to the court that the discharge of Ani had
confirmed his assertion that Ani did not in any way abetted to the crime hence
he should be set free by the court.
Mr Eshun said
following the development, he and his client would now prepare and put up their
defence in the matter.
He further informed
the court that another solicitor had been contracted in the matter and that he
and the new solicitor were going to work together.
Duah is being held
for allegedly gruesomely killing Sergeant Michael Dzamesi and Lance Corporal
Mohammed Awal on August 28, this year at Kasoa.
The two Policemen
were among a team of MTTD officers who were on task force duties on the Kasoa
Buduburam- Aprah road.
The two while on duty
checks stopped an unregistered Toyota Camry with Duah and Ani as the occupants
but the car refused to stop.
Sergeant Dzamsei and
Lance Corporal Awal managed to intercept the unregistered and Sergeant Dzamesi
asked the two to come out of the car.
A struggle ensued
between Dzamesi and Duah. Duah went back into the vehicle, pulled out a gun and
shot Awal in the left rib and shoulder.
Dzamsei decided to
run for his life and sought refuge in a grocery shop but Duah followed him to
the shop and shot him three times and bolted with the car.
investigations later led to their arrest.