Godfred Aladago, a 25-year-old farmer from Bomfa near Tepa in the Ashanti Region, has been remanded into police custody by the Asokwa District Court on suspicion of killing two ladies last Sunday.
In a previous interview with Citi News, the Assembly representative for the Tepa Zongo electoral region, Issah Mohammed, indicated that the accused had an argument with a man named Elijah; after failing to meet him and attacking him, the accused then turned to killing his wife and sister.
The accused reportedly went to the police after allegedly conducting the act, according to the locals. The community’s residents gathered at the police station to demand his release so they could lynch him, but the authorities stopped them. Later, he was moved to the regional police command for Ashanti.
Murder is the alleged crime against the defendant. The prosecutor, ACP Kofi Blagodzi, who is also the Ashanti region’s head of legal and prosecutions, appeared before the Asokwa District court on Wednesday. She requested that the accused be kept in custody, and the Magistrate, Her Worship Afia Densi Asare-Kyire, granted her request.
The suspect’s plea was not heard. On July 1, 2022, the suspect is anticipated to reappear in court. “Since this is a murder case, we didn’t accept the accused’s plea. The District court is the court of first instance, and that is where the accused individual must be presented. So, we only requested a remand from the court so that the police could continue their inquiries. The court hearings have been postponed until July 1, 2022, according to the prosecutor, ACP Kofi Blagodzi.