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July 6, 2020


Kumasi: Court remands Killer into police custody

Jun 11, 2020

The Asokwa District Court 1 in Kumasi presided over by Akua Adu Boahen, has remanded into police custody a trader who viciously murdered a woman who was seven months old pregnant.

The Suspect, Adwoa Pokuaa, 29, Alias Adwoa Bawumia or Adwoa Dokono was charged with murder, contrary to section 48 of the criminal offence Act 1960 (29). Her plea was not taken.

She will reappear in court on 16th June, 2020.

Presenting the facts of the case, Inspector B. Moore Ankrah told the court that the deceased, Akosuah Ataa, 22 lived in the same vicinity with the suspect at Aburaso in the Atwima Kwanwoma District of the Ashanti Region..

On 23/05/20, at about 4:00 pm, the suspect who admitted to the police to have taken some alcoholic beverages went to the deceased family house to look for her friend, one  Akosua Pokuaa,  who she claimed was keeping her room key but met her absence.

Prosecution furthered that Adwoa Pokuaa then asked the deceased who was preparing her dinner to follow her so she could go and buy her a drink but spotted the said Akosua Pokuaa and demanded her key.

Not enthused in the delayance by Akosua Pokuaa for keeping her key for long, she (Suspect) angrily slapped Akosua Pokuaa claiming that she had made her to suffer in looking for her.

The deceased who was not pleased with the weird action of the suspect questioned and warned her to refrain from that rude behavior towards Akosua Pokuaa.

This Inspector Ankrah said, spawned into a verbal confrontation between the accused person and the deceased. The Suspect became furious and quickly rushed to her kitchen which is about 50metres away from where the quarrel took place, returned and without any provocation inflicted multiple deep wounds on the deceased.

According to Prosecution, deceased who was bleeding profusely became unconscious and was rushed to the Suntreso Government Hospital for treatment but died few minutes after arrival.

The Complainant in the case Kofi Nimoh, who is the Unit Committee Chairman for Aburaso/ Edwaase Electoral Area reported the case to the Suntreso District Police. A rush by the police to the police saw the deceased who was seven months pregnant dead as a result of the multiple wounds she sustained.

 The Suspect in her caution statement to the police admitted to the offence but said she acted in self defence but did not intend to kill the decease.

The Prosecuter prayed with the court to get the accused remanded into custody to help in further investigation.

However, counsel for the suspect John Yeboah prayed to court to ask the police to expedite their investigations for the full trial to begin.

Source: David Afum

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