An Accra Circuit Court presided over by His Honour, Mr. Aboagye Tandoh, has sentenced two men, Prince Osei and Atta Kwadwo to 30 months each on the counts of conspiracy to escape from lawful custody and escape from lawful custody.
Prince Osei and Atta Kwadwo were part of the Accused persons arraigned before court for escaping from the Kwabenya Police Station where they were being detained, in the process which led to the death of one policeman.
At the last hearing the two Accused persons pleaded guilty to both counts.
Before their sentencing, the Accused persons prayed the Court to tamper justice with mercy.
Speaking as a friend of the court, Counsel George Asamaning pleaded for mitigation on their behalf stating that both Accused persons had realised their mistake and pleaded guilty so as not to waste the Court’s time. He prayed the Court to give them the minimum sentence since they were facing other charges in other courts and were yet to be determined.
Before the sentencing, the Prosecutor, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Kwaku Bempah, told the Court that Police are still on the investigations in respect to George Sarbah, Elvis Owusu, George Asante and Theophilus Bandah, the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Accused persons respectively, who were charged with the offence of abetment to escape from lawful custody.
The respective Counsel for Nancy Dentah, Prince Kofi Acheampong, Edward Lartey, Elvis Owusu and Theophilus Bandah filed an application in court to grant them bail.
The court adjourned ruling on the application for bail to the 26th February, 2018 and asked the prosecutor to ensure that investigations are concluded by then.
Source: Ghanajustice/ F.Kyeremanteng