The Asokwa District Court has again denied bail for Dr. Wilberforce Nkrumah Aggrey, a lecturer at the KNUST accused of kidnapping his wife, who is a staff of the Lands Commission.
Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey, is alleged to have used his wife’s (Rhodaline Darko Amoah) phone, after kidnapping her, to send messages to family members, friends and himself, to announce incident. This alleged act, was meant to erase any suspicions on his part as regards the incident.
Counsel for the accused prayed the court to grant bail to Dr. Aggrey who has been in Police custody since his arrest on October 6, 2021.
The State Attorney however said the accused, if granted bail, could interfere with Police investigations since some witnesses in the case are his subordinates in the office.
The court, presided by His Worship Korkor Achaw Owusu, insisted the bail cannot be granted due to severity and nature of the case.
This is the second time in three months the accused has been refused bail, after a Kumasi High Court denied a similar bail application on November 16, 2021.
This comes as the Attorney-General’s office takes over prosecutorial duties in the case.
At the hearing, the Attorney General’s office informed the court that it is yet to submit its advice after taking over prosecution of the case.
A representative of the A-G’s office, Charles Edward Addo Yirenkyi, told the court the A-G’s advice on the matter is almost ready.
Giving a hint of what could be the advice, Mr. Yirenkyi said the Police will be required to conduct further investigations into the case in which the lecturer at KNUST is accused of being responsible for the disappearance of his wife.
The court adjourned the hearing to January 28, 2022.
Meanwhile, the lawyer for Lands Commission, Nana Yaa Adomah Asante-Nnuro, is happy that the A-G’s office has taken over prosecution of the case.
“It is a step in the right direction. We trust the A-G’s office because we know criminal cases that have high profile consequences, it is usually the Attorney-General that prosecutes these cases. So with the A-G handling the case right now, we are confident that justice would be served; Rhoda would be served,” she said.
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