Budumburam police shooting case still in limbo over empanelling of jury

The trial of Eric Kojo Duah and Michael Osafo Adjei in the murder case of two policemen at Kasoa Budumburam is still in limbo as the court can still not get jurors to hear it.

At the last adjourned date on May 20, 2021, the court noted the difficulty and adjourned to give the state and the defence lawyers time to enable them to get persons from the standing pool of jurors.

However, at the time the case was called again today, Wednesday, June 16, 2021, the situation had not changed.

State Attorney, Nana Ama Prempeh told the court that there were still challenges with getting the jury and asked for another adjournment.

Neither the accused person nor his lawyer was however in court today.

Eric Kojo Duah and Michael Osafo Adjei stand accused of shooting and killing Sergeant Michael Dzamesi and Lance Corporal Awal Mohammed on August 28, 2019, while the two policemen were on motor traffic duties at Budumburam.

The accused persons are said to have disregarded a stop and search order from the two officers and opened fire on them.

Both were subsequently committed to trial for murder by the Kaneshie District Court.

Trial High Court Judge, Justice El-Freda Denkyi, with nothing to work with, again adjourned the case to July 1, 2021, in the hope that the situation would have changed by then.



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