General News of Thu, 5 Apr 20183
Kwabenya Jailbreak: Court adjournments too much – Lawyer
Lawyer Owiredu Donkor, a counsel for one of the accused persons involved in the Kwabenya jailbreak has expressed his disquiet over the several adjournments of the case.
According to lawyer for Nancy Dentaa, the adjournments are compelling him to file another bail application for his client.
Speaking in an interview with Kasapa FM’s Daakyehene Ofosu Agyemang, Lawyer Donkor said her client’s younger child is suffering since Nancy’s remand.
An Accra Circuit court has adjourned the case to 9th April, 2018 because the presiding judge, Aboagye Tando was attending a meeting.
Two accused persons, Kofi Darko and Emmanuel Kotey, who have pleaded guilty are to be sentenced on the next adjourn date.
Timeline of Kwabenya Gang attack
21 January 2018: At about 1:30 am Sunday, a six-man gang attacked Kwabenya police station and freed seven cell inmates. Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi believed to be in his 40's was killed.
22 January 2018: Police in Accra screen an undisclosed number of suspects picked up in connection with the deadly Sunday dawn cell break at Kwabenya in the Greater Accra Region.
23 January 2018: Inspector General of Police (IGP), David Asante-Apeatu, summoned to Parliament over the recent killings of police officers.
25 January 2018: Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu addresses press conference and names four suspects have been picked up in relation to the killing of the Inspector and the jailbreak.
27 January 2018: Kwabenya police attack: Cop killer arrested