Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Tamale, May 11, GNA - A Tamale Circuit Court, presided over by Mr. Gabriel Tey Mantey, has remanded into prison custody, Lance Corporal Mathew Nde Appiah 32, for the attempted murder of his wife.
His plea was not taken and he would reappear on May 24.
Prosecuting on Monday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Caesar Abanga told the court that Lance Corporal Mathew Nde Appiah, stationed at Tamale, on Friday, May 7, at about 0500 hours, went to the charge office and booked for an AK47 rifle for official duties.
He said Nde Appiah returned home, at about 0900 hours to take his breakfast but suddenly gunshots were heard from his house and people rushed to the scene to find the wife in a pool of blood.
DSP Abanga said she was rushed to the Tamale Teaching Hospital where she is still receiving treatment and pleaded with the court to remand the accused for proper investigations to be conducted.
Meanwhile, three of the four persons arrested for attempting to send ammunitions to Bunkrurugu/Yonyoo, on Saturday, have been charged for possessing ammunitions without lawful authority.
Chief Inspector Ebenezer Tetteh, the Public Relations Officer of the Northern Police Command, told the GNA, on Monday, that the case docket had been forwarded to the Attorney General's Office for study and prosecution. He said Jocab Kolan 39, Seidu Larri 25, Goori Duut 30, were in police custody awaiting trial while Abdulai Ibrahim 35, the driver had been granted police enquiry bail to report periodically while investigations continued.