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A-G Takes Over ‘Alajo Killer’ Trial


State prosecutors say a duplicate copy of the case in which a young man is standing trial over the murder of an artisan at Alajo mechanic yard in Accra has been forwarded to the Attorney-General (A-G) for advice.

According to Chief Inspector Hanson Armah, per his information, the docket is yet to be assigned to a specific State Attorney for work to commence.

The advice, when ready, is expected to determine the direction of the trial by indicating the charges to be preferred against the accused.

He however urged the Abeka District Court also in Accra to grant the prosecution an adjournment.

The trial magistrate, Ms. Victoria Quansah adjourned hearing until November 15, 2017 awaiting the A-G’s advise.

The accused, Charles Nana Frimpong who was represented by his lawyer, Paul Asibi Abariga is before the court over the death of Richard Yaw Boadi, 33.

State prosecutors have charged Frimpong, the businessman who allegedly shot and killed Yaw Boadi with murder.

The accused was earlier charged for attempted murder when he reportedly shot the deceased during verbal exchanges over wrong parking.

The victim was rushed to the Ridge Hospital and was receiving treatment until he died. In the autopsy report, the artisan’s right kidney and colon were removed because they were badly damaged by stray bullet.

According to on August 8 this year at the Alajo railway crossing, the accused murdered Yaw Boadi, a mechanic.

He said one Dr. Dadzie informed the police that the victim had died at the hospital where he was receiving treatment

The 33-year-old mechanic was killed when he reportedly attempted to separate a fight between the accused and a ‘trotro’ driver.

According to reports, Charles, in the course of the fight, shot into the crowd, hitting Yaw Boadi in the abdomen.

After firing the gun, Frimpong allegedly locked himself in his car for fear of being lynched by the incensed mob until the Tesano Police arrived at the scene.

The unidentified Sprinter bus driver was reportedly returning from a mechanic shop close to the Alajo rail line while Charles was also heading towards another mechanic shop on the same single and narrow road used by all vehicles.

The accused, who was driving a Hyundai Elantra with registration number GS 190-16, was said to have parked in the middle of the road, thus blocking other motorists.

The Sprinter driver, who was returning from the opposite direction where the accused had parked his car, allegedly shouted at him to move his car since he had blocked the road.

This did not go down well with Charles and so there were heated verbal exchanges.

Both the ‘tro-tro’ driver and Nana Frimpong reportedly came out of their vehicles to attack each other.

Some traders, mechanics, taxi drivers and commuters, who witnessed the incident, moved to separate the two men.

In the process, Charles purportedly pulled a gun from the car and fired shots sporadically.

Yaw Boadi was hit by stray bullet in the course of the melee.

Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher

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