The Kaneshie District Court has freed six persons arrested in connection with the murder of two police officers at Kasoa after the state prosecutor dropped charges filed against them, ABC News can report.
The prosecutor on behalf of the state, ASP Sylvestre Asare told the court on Thursday that they have been forced to change their charge sheets due to recent developments in relation to the case. The prosecution, therefore, prayed the court to free six of the accused persons.
The accused persons, Fatawu Ahmed, Isaac Amissah, Oblitey Commey, Ibrahim Zakaria, Victor Yire and Isaac Mensah had their charges against them dropped by the state prosecutor. The plea of the prosecution team was taken into account by the court and these people were subsequently freed.
The court, however, upheld the prosecution’s plea to charge Eric Kojo Duah and three others namely; Theophilus, Mike Anim and Kay with murder and conspiracy to commit crime. State Prosecutor, however, added that, with the exception of Eric Kojo Duah, the rest are on the run.
ASP Asare noted that these accused persons were in the vehicle with the key suspect before the crime was committed.
The court, after freeing the six accused, adjourned the case to October 9, 2019.
The key suspect, Eric Kojo Duah is alleged to have shot two police officers on duty at a checkpoint at Kasoa Budumburam.
The deceased policemen were personnel of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) detachment at Kasoa, and their deaths sparked public outrage.