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General News of Friday, 18 January 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Murder suspect to undergo further medical tests

Further medical examination is to be conducted on the person who allegedly murdered the pastor of the Tema Community Four Central Assemblies of God Church, Rev. Dr David Nabegmado.

The tests were ordered by the Chief Psychiatric, Dr. Akwasi Osei, after he had conducted an initial test on the suspect, Francis Nabegmado.

The police prosecutor handling the case, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr. Jacob Asamani, made this known yesterday at the Tema District Court where the suspect had been arraigned for possible committal proceedings.

ASP Asamani told the court that a CT scan had already been conducted on Francis, with other tests yet to be conducted.

According to him, further tests were expected to be conducted on January 28, 2019.

Based on the development, the presiding magistrate, Mrs. Akosua A. Adjepong, remanded the suspect and adjourned the case to January 31, 2019.

Autopsy report ready

Meanwhile, ASP Asamani informed the court that a pathologist had conducted an autopsy on the deceased and released the report to his family.

The presiding magistrate directed the prosecution to furnish the court with a copy of the autopsy report and also ensure that copies of the medical examination on the suspect, when concluded, were filed at the court.

Background

Francis is alleged to have stormed the office of Rev. Dr. Nabegmado, who was his paternal uncle, on Sunday, December 30, 2018, slashed his hands and stabbed him in the right rib before slitting his throat.

He was arrested by the church members when he attempted to escape after the act.

Investigators have been to the crime scene to pick evidence, which has been sent to the Police Forensic Laboratory.

The results were yet to be released, the prosecution said.