Five Suspects Remanded Over Alleged Murder of Two Police Officers - Onlinetimesgh

Five Suspects Remanded Over Alleged Murder of Two Police Officers

The Achimota District Court has remanded five suspects arrested by police for their alleged involvement in the murder of two police officers at Block Factory, a suburb of East Trasacco in Accra.

The deceased police officers, Lance Corporal Tasiga Ngapun aka Isaac and Constable Benjamin Tindam, were off duty and sitting in front of their home when the tragic incident occurred.

The accused are Mohammed Alhassan, a 46-year-old public servant, Ginkor Abdulai Alhassan, a 54-year-old foreman, Alex Apoh, a 36-year-old gardener, Bright Nana Kwame Owusu, a 27-year-old factory worker, and Ganu Iddirsu, a 25-year-old footballer. They have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, namely murder, and two counts of murder.

Presided over by Mr. Prince Osei Owusu, the court did not take their pleas. The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Margaret Ofori Boadi, requested the court to remand them in lawful custody due to potential interference with police investigations. The prosecution argued that given the gravity of the crime and the severity of punishment, if granted bail, the accused might not appear for trial.

Noble Adedawonu, the defense counsel, sought bail for his clients, citing discrepancies between the charge sheet and the facts. He assured the court that his clients were prepared to stand trial and prove their innocence if granted bail.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the court adjourned the matter to May 20, 2024.

According to the prosecution, on May 2, 2024, around 1830 hours, the accused conspired with others at large to murder the two officers, who were off duty and seated in front of their private residence at HAKSE Block Factory in East Trassaco, East Legon, Accra. Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

 

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