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Missing Lands C’ssion lady: AG takes over trial of KNUST lecturer for kidnapping

The Attorney General’s (AG) office has requested to take over the trial of Dr Wilberforce Aggrey, the husband of the Ashanti Regional Lands Commission staff who went missing.

This was disclosed by the prosecutor handling the case, Chief Inspector Moore Ankrah on Friday, 26 November 2021 during hearing at the Asokwa District Court in Kumasi.

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) lecturer is currently standing trial for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko .

The Prosecutor told the court during hearing that the AG was interested in taking over the case.

The Prosecution was expected to present their disclosures to the court today.

Staff of the Lands Commission, who were present in court, indicated their excitement with the AG’s decision to take over the case.

According to the Lands Commission staff, they want justice for their missing colleague.

Sitting has however been adjourned to Friday, 10 December 2021.

The Court on Friday, 12 November 2021, provisionally charged Dr Aggrey, with kidnapping.

The KNUST lecturer is being accused of kidnapping his wife Rhodaline Aggrey.

The court also granted an order for the KNUST lecturer to undergo psychiatric examination.

According to the police, the KNUST lecturer was invited for interrogation following incoherent statements he made when his wife went missing on Monday, 30 August 2021.

The husband made a report to the police on Thursday, 2 September 2021 after the wife allegedly left home at Gyenyase in Kumasi and did not return.

Per police investigations, communication from the KNUST lecturer’s phone reporting the incident to family members and that from the alleged kidnappers using the missing lady’s phone to demand a ransom, were from the same location close to the residence of the couple.

The prosecutor for the case told the court that the lecturer had admitted to sending messages from the wife’s phone under threats from the alleged kidnappers that his family would be harmed if he failed to do so.

He revealed that the messages that had been sent from the Lands Commission staff’s phone to her husband’s phone and later from her husband’s phone to relatives were all sent from the same location near the couple’s residence, according to their investigations.

He further revealed that the lecturer explained that he had to send his wife to a location near the Volta Lake to ensure her safety.

He has, however, not been able to disclose to the police where his wife’s phone is currently.

The 32-year-old wife left home for Sunyani on Monday, 30 August 2021 and has since not been found, her family disclosed in a statement following her disappearance.

 

 

Source: classfmonline

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