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Husband in police grips over alleged murder of wife

A businessman, Prince Charles Dedjoe has been remanded into East Legon Police custody for allegedly killing his wife despite efforts by his lawyers for bail.

This was after the prosecutor, Sargent Eva Gidiglo had opposed the bail application moved by the lead counsel for the accused, Captain Nkrabia Effah Dateh, saying that investigation is still ongoing.

In an address to the media on Tuesday, March 09, 2021, the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Accra Regional Command, DSP Afia Tenge explained that;

“on o6/03/21 one Prince Charles Dedjoe of East Legon reported to Police that on the same day around 3:20 am, whilst they were asleep, he heard the wife scream only to come out and find her wife, Lilian Dedjoe aged 43 years lying unconscious on their staircase”.

According to Mr Prince Charles Dedjoe, he together with his two children, rushed the wife to the hospital but she was pronounced dead shortly on arrival.

“Police proceeded to the said hospital to ascertain the report, as police investigations were underway and waiting for an autopsy to be done on the body later, on 07/03/2021 the deceased father, reported to police that a day before his daughter’s demise, she complained to him that she was severely assaulted by her husband, Prince Charles Dedjoe and he the father suspects that is what led to the death of her daughter,”Afia Tenge added.

Bail  

In his bail application, Mr Effah Dateh told the court that his client is in a very devastating state upon the death of his wife and needs the liberty to take care of the children.

According to him, his client had gone through the outdooring of Awomefia, he also represents the political and spiritual leader of the Anglos in Ghana.

He pleaded with the court that granting his client with self-reconnaissance bail, there is no doubt that he will be available at all times since he is a well-known person in the Volta Region and in Accra and therefore no place to hide.

He added that there was no assault as the police had stated, according to him, it was a slight touch to the deceased during a misunderstanding between the married couple.

By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana

 

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