Prime suspect in Ofaakor shooting remanded into police custody

The key in the Ofaakor capturing incident, Corporal Michael Larbie, has been into Law enforcement by the Ofaakor Circuit court docket presided over by Justice Ebenezer Osei Darko.

About a week ago, the Ofaakor Circuit courtroom presided over by Justice Ebenezer Osei Darko issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Corporal Michael Larbie who refused to show up in court on the very first working day the circumstance was introduced to courtroom.

Corporal Michael Larbie is considered to have masterminded the attack by a group of armed men on the Ofaakor Palace, which resulted in them producing absent with the overall body of the late Akyeamehene of Ofaakor Nai Kojo Amoashie.

The circumstance, which was in the beginning intended to be heard on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, was heard currently [Thusday] just after the law firm for the suspect filed a bail application.

“The situation was initially intended to be listened to on March 24, 2020, but the attorneys for the Prime suspect and the accused individuals filed for a bail software so it was rescheduled to nowadays. When the legal professionals had been coming, they arrived with the first accused man or woman who is a Law enforcement Officer at the headquarters who is Corporal Michael Larbie but upon deliberation, the court refused the bail software and instead remanded the initially accused person who is a officer into Law enforcement custody,” the lead prosecutor, ASP Alex Oppong explained to Citi News.

ASP Alex Oppong also disclosed that Corporal Michael Larbie will reappear in courtroom on March 24 2020.

“The nine suspects, with each other with the primary suspect, will reappear in courtroom on March 24, 2020” ASP Alex Oppong claimed.

The Ofaakor Circuit Court presided in excess of by Justice Ebenezer Osei Darko issued a bench warrant for the arrest of the to start with accused individual in the shooting that happened earlier this thirty day period at Awutu Ofaakor in the Central Location.

Aside the prime suspect  Corporal Michael Larbie, nine other suspects including  Philip Adjei, Abdul Razak, Ibrahim Mumini, Sharif Bukari, Isaac Banor, Steven Gbadah alias Dodge, Enock Owusu, Enock Yankey and Steven Jakpata who ended up also arrested in link with the crime had been earlier remanded into Police custody and are to reappear on the authentic day March 24, 2020.

Taking pictures incident

The capturing occurred in the late hours of Friday 6th March 2020 soon after members of the Odukpong Ofaakor Chief’s palace and the Asafo business had been conducting rituals to bury the Akyeamehene of Odukpong Ofaakor, Nana Kojo Amoashie, who is a royal.

This did not go down nicely with users of other factions in the palace who allegedly determined to mar the ceremony.

Speaking to Citi News in an job interview, Odikro of Kasoa, Nai Darko Ankrah indicated that some individuals entered the palace armed with guns and machetes and demanded that the entire body be given to them to go and bury but they refused, forcing the team to shoot into the crowd.

 Calvis Tetteh | | Ghana

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