Lawyer slams police for dropping ‘woman beater’ case

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By Lorlornyofm January 29, 2019 15:46

Lawyer slams police for dropping ‘woman beater’ case

The lawyer for the woman assaulted by a police officer has disputed claims that the victim was unavailable to help in the prosecution.

The accused, Frederick Amanor Skalla, was discharged by the court for what has been described as want of prosecution.

According to reports, the victim has been unavailable to help the police in investigations and also appear in court to testify, hence making the prosecution of the case difficult.

However, in a strongly worded response, private legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Anyenini, who helped the victim pursue a civil case against the savings and loans company where the assault occurred, has refuted the argument of the police.

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The explanation according to the lawyer has suggested that the police are up to mischief.

Mr. Anyenini said her client had received a call from the police one afternoon to appear in court in Accra the following morning.

This was, however, a grave inconvenience since she was in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, 248.3 km away in from the capital where she is nursing her sister who has suffered a stroke.

Mr. Anyenini added that he asked the victim to tell the police prosecutors to ask for an adjournment so she could come on the agreed upon date.

She has, however, not heard from the police since.

The lawyer believes the recent dropping of the case by the police is a clandestine and calculated plan well executed by the police.

“They go to court, take the adjournment, she doesn’t get informed and the excuse they appear to have been giving to the court is that she [the victim] is the one not making herself available,” he lamented.

Attorney general to be petitioned

Samson Lardy has hinted that he will petition the chief state prosecutor to take the matter up and strip the police off the case.

He said the state prosecutors must take up prosecution of the matter.

Listen to him speak to the Super Morning Show:

Source: Ghana| Myjoyonline.com

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