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A high-powered delegation of Ashanti chiefs and lawyers stormed the Sunyani Magistrate Court ‘B’ yesterday, in solidarity with the Tuobodomhene, Nana Bafour Asare III, who was allegedly kidnapped by the Techimanhene, Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw IV, at Wenchi recently.

Nana Asare Baffour III has been charged with attempted murder, together with his Secretary, Mr Samuel Agyei Boahen, over an alleged attempt to assassinate Oseadeeyo Akumfi Ameyaw, when the latter was on his way to Tuobodom to celebrate a festival about two years ago.

Nana Obiri Boahen, Counsel for Nana Baffour Asare, was joined by colleague legal practitioners from Kumasi, including Lawyer Yaw Boafo, Owusu Sekyere and Marianne Agyemang Gyasi Jahari, to beef up the legal team.

The delegation of chiefs were led by Nana Osei Agyemang Tiatua, Dwansahene, Nana Sarfo Kantanka, Ankobeahene of Tanoso, Nana Oppong Frenyam, Adankragyamhene, Nana Baffour Botuakwa II, successor to the famous Baffour Akoto, and Ohene Nana Owusu Apiasa, Adubinso Kesehene.
Despite the heavy presence of lawyers and chiefs, the case could still not proceed, because the docket on the case had still not been returned from the Attorney General’s Department.

Again, contrary to the court’s order, during the last sittings, for the prosecutor to present all prosecution witnesses in court, none of them was sighted in court yesterday. The Court has therefore adjourned the case to April 29, this year.


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