Prof Benneh’s suspected murderer yet to be served bill of indictment

Prof Emmanuel Yaw Benneh was murdered last year

The Kaneshie District Court has ordered the state prosecutor to serve a bill of indictment on Ebenezer Kwayisi, who has been accused of murdering former law lecturer at the University of Ghana, Professor Emmanuel Yaw Benneh.

The state was expected to commence committal proceedings against the accused on Wednesday, May 19 but that did not happen because Ebenezer Kwayisi is yet to be served with the bill of indictment.

This, therefore, called for the order from the presiding judge, Ama Adomako Kwakye, for the state to issue the bill of indictment.

Prof Benneh was murdered at his Adjiriganor residence in East Legon on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with his mutilated body found in his room.

He has since been buried.

In October last year, the first accused, James Nana Womba, died in police custody after falling into relapse from earlier treatment.

He was indicted in a new charge sheet together with Apambuor Agyabadu Nkansah in September 2020. The new charge sheet exonerated three other accused – Christian Pobee, Isaac Botchwey and Adam Mensah – who were subsequently discharged.

Apambuor Agyabadu Nkansah also suffered ill-health while in police custody.

The case has been adjourned to Wednesday, June 9.

By Godfred Tanam||Ghana

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