A case of the Kidnapped Takoradi girls has been adjourned to July 29, 2020, as the Sekondi High Court insisted on legal representation of the suspected killers.
The case presided over by Justice Adjei-Frimpong, was told by the accused persons, Sam Udoetuk and John Orji, that they had no legal representative from the beginning of court hearing.
The Judge thus said he would write to the Legal Aid Scheme to provide the accused persons with legal representation.
“That should have been the case previously but now they have been charged fully and committed to the crime of murder, they should be given legal representation. I would write to order Legal Aid to assess them and arrange representation for them”.
He reminded that the current criminal law demands that they get legal representation after their committal.
The prosecuting State Attorney, Patience Klenogo, also admitted to the court that the accused persons are yet to get legal representation and asked the court for advice.
The presiding judge also asked two lawyers who were present at the proceedings to represent the accused persons for proceedings to kick-off but the request was turned down.
His Lordship Adjei-Frimpong told the State Attorney that since the case against the accused Takoradi kidnapped girls’ suspected murderers was a matter of public interest, there is the need for the matter to be discussed with the Attorney General for special concessions to expedite proceedings.
The accused persons Sam Udoetuk and John Orji, are suspected to be killers of kidnapped Takoradi girls after the accused persons’ committal on murder charges.
Source : citinewsroom.com