Two traditional leaders have been remanded by the Ofaakor District Court over an assassination attempt at Gomoa Fetteh in the Gomoa East District of the central region.
The two, Nana Essel Amoquandoh III and Nana Yaw Kudu Manu, Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba Odikro and Mankrado respectively are scheduled to reappear before the court on January 19, 2022.
If we could recall, Obaatanpa news mireku nyampong reported on December 19, 2021, an anti robbery police unit from the National headquarters shot dead 5 persons who were suspected to be on a mission to assassinate the chief of Gomoa Fetteh, Nana Abor Attah after they opened fire on the police officers who were already on a look out for the suspects based on intelligence.
During the gun battle, two other suspects managed to escape but was later arrested by the police.
The police on yesterday arrested the two traditional leaders over their suspected involvement in the assassination plot and were arraigned before the court on Wednesday.
Presenting the facts before the Kasoa District court, police prosecutor, Chief Inspector Peter Amponsah, mentioned that, facts gathered by the police pontificate that the two suspects, Nana Essel Amoquandoh III, chief of Gomoa Fetteh Kakraba and Nana Yaw Kudu Manu, Mankrado of same town had contracted the assailants and made a payment of GHC 40,000 to them through one Philip Finney who also fell in the gun battle.
The prosecution also averred that, two suspects who managed to flee were later arrested by the police at Awoshie in Accra and upon interrogation mentioned the two traditional leaders as their hirers.
Even though lead counsel for the suspects, Lawyer Ismael Kofi Turkson argued that, the prosecution lacked solid grounds for the suspects to be remanded and that they are responsible leaders with known addresses and won’t in any way impede police investigations, the judge, His Lordship Eric Oheneba Antwi Boasiako remanded the suspects into police custody.
Obaatanpa News Mireku Nyampong was at Ofaakor District Court and filed this report