Abesim alleged murder trial: Case adjourned to Feb. 23 over magistrate’s absence

The case involving Richard Appiah al, the young man alleged to have murdered two children, aged 12 and 15, Louis Agyemang and Stephen Sarpong has been adjourned to February 23, 2022.

The adjournment follows the absence of the judge said to be engaged in another case at Winneba.

The accused, however, was present at the Kaneshie District Court on Monday morning to respond to the charges of killing two children and storing their mortal remains in his fridge at Abesim leveled against him by the state, Metro News’ Elvis Andoh reports.

This is the third time the magistrate’s absence has compelled adjournment of the case.

On October 25, 2021, the annual leave of the magistrate, Her Worship Ama Adomako Kwakye forced an adjournment.

Also, during sitting on January 17 the case was postponed because the magistrate was yet to return from leave.

Background

Richard Appiah is alleged to have murdered his stepbrother and two others, aged between 12 and 15 years.

After reports were made to the police on August 20, 2021, they found one of the deceased cut into pieces in a fridge, while two other deceased persons were found in other rooms in Richard Appiah’s home.

Police later discovered intestines believed to belong to one of the victims buried in a cocoa farm at Abesim.

Police have since exhumed the intestines pending analysis and forensic examination.

Two cutlasses with bloodstains were also retrieved from the scene.

The identity of the third victim who was cut into pieces is yet to be identified.

The suspect was arrested in Abesim after a relative of one of the victims reported to the Sunyani Police about his missing son on August 20, 2021.

 

Elvis Andoh & Bernard Ralph Adams | Metrotvonline.com | Ghana

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