Ghana: Murder of 2 Policemen Case Adjourned to Nov 19

13 November 2019

The Kaneshie District court in Accra, has adjourned to November 19, the case of the murder of two policemen, Mohammed Awal and Michael Dzamesi, in Kasoa, in the Central Region.

This is because the prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare, failed to appear before the court presided by Eleanor Botchway.

A letter from prosecution seeking the court's permission to be absent was tendered and the court queried why it had not received prior information about the inability of prosecution and the accused to appear before court.

George Eshun, counsel for accused, Eric Duah and Mike Anim, expressed disappointment that prosecution failed to officially inform him that he would not be able to attend court proceeding.

Reacting to publication by some media outlets on the ongoing trial, Mr Eshun said he was unhappy about how journalists sensationalised reportage on the case, describing it as unprofessional.

He cited the daily guide newspaper as an example and asked the paper to report exactly what happened in court.

Mr Eshun said: "I never said my client was mad, but that is what daily guide reported. It is not the right thing to do, and I am not happy about this.

"I know the media know what is right, but they intentionally sensationalise their report to attract attention."

The court cautioned journalists against reporting unprofessionally, saying it was important for journalists to be circumspect in their reportage.

The deceased policemen, personnel of the Motor Transport and Traffic Department (MTTD) at Kasoa, were performing official duties when the unfortunate incident occurred.

The accused are currently in the custody of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI).

See What Everyone is Watching

More From: Ghanaian Times

Don't Miss

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.