Sunyani District Magistrate court remands alleged murderers of shoe maker


The Sunyani District Magistrate Court presided by Fred Obikyere has remanded two alleged Sunyani Area 2 murderers to reappear before the court on 4th F ebruary, 2020.

The suspects, Bismark Agyei aka junior, 18, an undertaker and Gideon Baah aka Daa John, 19, a carpenter. They were arraigned on the charges of conspiracy to commit crime to wit, murder, contrary to section 23(1) and 46 of the criminal offences Act 29/60 and murder, contrary to section 46 of the criminal offence Act 1960 (Act 29).

The case of the prosecution was that on January 17 this year  at Area 2 in Sunyani the two did agree to act together with the common purpose to commit crime, to wit, murder one Samuel Kwadwo Annan Ewusi, about 58 and a shoemaker.

The prosecutor, Police Inspector E. T. Addo told the court the complainant is a laborer residing at Area 2. He said at about 2:00am on January 17, the complainant and deceased were sleeping within an open space in the same vicinity at the frontage of a house at Area 2.

While sleeping, the complainant heard an unusual noise and woke up to see the two suspects struggling with the deceased at his sleeping place.

The prosecutor said the complainant then raised an alarm and the suspects took to their heels. The complainant then informed some residents of the area who rushed to where deceased lay and found him dead with multiple cutlass wounds.

 Inspector Addo said later at about 2:30 am the same day the complainant spotted Bismark Agyei Junior in the area and observed blood stains in the yellow and black round neck shirt he was wearing as he stood by a food vendor.

The complainant then grabbed  the suspect and raised an alarm and the suspect was quickly arrested and sent to the Sunyani Municipal police station. Police then proceeded to the scene with the complainant and found the deceased lying in a pool of blood with multiple cutlass wounds at the upper part of his body.

The second suspect, Gideon Baah was arrested at his hideout at Area 2 Sunyani and during a search by the Police in his room a blood stained cutlass slightly washed was retrieved. The body of the deceased was deposited at the Bono regional hospital awaiting autopsy.

The retrieved cutlass and the yellow and black round neck shirt with blood stains are in the custody of the Police and would be forwarded to the Police Forensic Science Laboratory in Accra for analytical examination.

The case is still under investigations whilst the suspects remain in Police custody. The court  adjourned hearing till Tuesday, February 4 this year. Ama Konadu


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