Court Frees Six Suspects In The Buduburam Cops’ Murder Case

The Kaneshie district Court has acquitted six suspects who had been paraded before it in connection with the 28th August, 2019 murder of two Police Officers at Buduburam, near Kasoa, in the Central Region.

Isaac Amissah, Ibrahim Zakaria, Isaac Mensa, Oblitey Commey, Victor Yire and Fatawu Ahmed were set free this morning after the prosecution withdrew the initial charges of conspiracy to commit murder, abetment to murder and murder against them.

It is not clear if they have since been discharged following the acquittal.

The prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP)Sylvester Asare, filed a new charge sheet which indicted the prime suspect Eric Kojo Duah, aka  “Sakora” and three others who are at large.

The three others on the run are Mike Anim, one Theophilus and one ‘K’. They have been slapped, in absentia, with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and two counts of murder.

According to the prosecution, the four acted together in that swashbuckling gun violence against the Police which led to the killing of Sgt Dzamesi and L/Corporal Awal, both attached to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police Service at Budumburam, while the officers were on duty on the Kasoa-Winneba Highway.

It would be recalled that the suspects, who were using an unregistered Toyota Camry, vehicle, refused to stop when the Police flagged them to stop. The Police gave them a chase and this annoyed the suspects into firing at the Police, leading to the killing of the two cops.

 The Police have since said a pistol allegedly belonging to Duah was found in the abandoned Toyota Camry that they had been driving. The case has been adjourned to October 9, 2019.

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