THE HIGH Court in Sunyani in the Bono Region has adjourned the bail application for three police officers and their civilian accomplices in the killing and secret burial of a suspect in police custody until May 20.
This was because the Attorney General’s Department was short served when the case was called and so lawyers for the accused persons could not move for application for bail.
The suspects, namely General Constable Ebenezer Akuffo, 24, General Corporal William Akussung, 28, Chief Inspector Eric Aforo, 48, and their civilian counterparts, Aaron Abbey, 22, Reuben Obeng, 21, both private security personnel, appeared before a Sunyani High Court 2 presided over by Justice Martey Tetteh.
Emmanuel Kingsford Ofori, 59, the other accused person whose car was hit by victim leading to the arrest and subsequent death was not in court due to ill health.
They have been charged for abetment and murder of a suspect, Abu Nepah, 48, who was in the custody of the police at Seikwa in the Tain District of Bono Region.
Detective Inspector Shaibu Damuon was in court together with lawyers from the Attorney Generals Department but the prosecutors could not receive the application for bail by counsel for the accused persons on time and the case had to be moved until May 20.
In view of the development, the accused persons were ordered to remain in police custody waiting for application for bail to be moved.
According to the prosecution, the six accused persons including three police officers stationed at Seikwa Police Station in Tain District of Bono Region and their accomplice, two private security guards and a bank manager allegedly killed one Abu Nepah and secretly buried him for breaking rear windscreen of a vehicle belonging to the bank manager.
FROM Daniel Y. Dayee, Sunyani