Murder of GPHA Manager: lawyers fail to show up in court-judge hear cases in dilapidated structure

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The Tema TDC District Court which sits under a pavilion-like shed braced the storm to hear the murder case involving Mrs Josephine Tandoh Asante.

The courtroom which was almost completely flooded forcing both litigants and observers as well as some staff of the Judicial Service into a corner was unperturbed as it sat through to hear as many cases as time could allow.

The Magistrate, Her Ladyship, Mrs Akosua Anokyewaa Agyapong sitting, heard the request of one of the accused persons, Christian Agyei, the houseboy for a specific document.

Mrs Agyapong however refused on the basis that his counsel must put in the request on his behalf.

The case which was slated for hearing at 1100hrs on Monday was delayed and had to be called as the last case for the day because counsel Baba Jamal and Isaac Eshun could not for the first time make it to the court, probably due to the heavy downpour accompanied by strong winds that swept the coastal and forest belts of the country in the morning.

As the roofs leak constantly and plywood ceiling almost dropping, the prosecution informed the court that it has filed all the requests and that investigation is ongoing to complete a duplicate docket which the court will be informed about before being sent to the Attorney General’s Office for advise.

The case has since been adjourned to another date.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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