Six individuals have been remanded into prison custody in connection with the killing of soldier Imoro Sherrif in Ashaiman.
The suspects were arrested between March 9-12 in different locations and appeared before the Ashaiman district court, where committal proceedings are expected to take place.
Allegations Against the Six Suspects
According to the police, two of the accused individuals attacked the soldier, stabbing him in the arm and taking his phone. The other four are alleged to have bought the phone after it was stolen from the soldier.
Bail Application and Prosecution’s Opposition
During court proceedings on Monday, the lawyer for the four individuals who allegedly bought the phone prayed the court to grant his clients bail, claiming that they cannot be linked to the robbery or the alleged killing.
However, the prosecution opposed the bail application, citing the accused persons’ lack of permanent residence.
Remand of All Six Suspects
After considering the case, the judge remanded all six accused individuals into prison custody to reappear in court on March 27, 2023.
The suspects include Safianu Musah, also known as Dayorgu, Ibrahim Abdul, Samuel Tetteh, also known as Wiper, Abubakar Sadick, also known as Birdman, Yussif Mohammed, and Gafaru Abdul Karim.
They were all arrested after almost a week of intelligence-led operations by the police.
Background of the Incident
Imoro Sherrif was attacked in Ashaiman Taifa while he was returning from his female friend’s place at Ashaiman Newtown. The police found him dead in a pool of blood near the Amania Hotel in Ashaiman. The soldier was laid to rest on March 9.
According to the police the killing of Imoro Sherrif is a tragic incident, and it is important that justice is served. The remand of all six suspects is a positive step towards ensuring that those responsible for the crime are held accountable.
The police’s intelligence-led operations in apprehending the suspects are commendable and indicate a commitment to ensuring the safety of citizens.