Court summons parties in murder case

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The case of Lucas Agboyie, a Togolese national and a mason apprentice, who allegedly defiled a seven-year-old and strangled her to death, was called at an Accra High Court.

When the case was called before the court presided over by Mr Justice L.L Mensah on Friday, parties in the matter were not in court.

The trial judge, therefore, ordered that hearing notices be served on the Attorney General and Ghana Prisons Service and adjourned the matter to June 13.

Agboyie aka Sympathy, Sky lover, Agbey, Gabriel was committed to stand trial by the Accra Central District Court for murder

He had admitted the offence and apologized, and admitted that after killing the victim, he had sex with her for an hour.

”I knew the victim was dead while I was having sex with her. Forgive me my lord,” Agboyie had told the District Court during the committal proceedings.

Accused admitted that he also fled and slept in the bush after murdering the victim.

According to the accused: “I rely on whatever I told the Police. I agree that there is a case for me to answer. I don’t intend to call any witnesses.”

Prosecution tendered various exhibits including the deceased torn and blood stained dress, blood soaked panty, post mortem and her rubber sandals.

Exhibits on Agboyie included two wrappers of cannabis, GHȼ10.00, two Identity cards bearing the name Obeng Oscar, and 15 pictures of the crime scene.

Ruth Ankomah, the victim was a pupil of Meshach Academy School at Zenu in Ashiaman. On April 19, 2015, at about 08 am, the deceased mother prepared porridge and gave the deceased GH¢20.00 to purchase bread at a nearby shop for breakfast.

Prosecution said having waited for a long time without Ruth’s return, the victim mother became alarmed and started searching for her in the area but to no avail.

Later one Sarah informed her that she saw the accused person pulling the victim into his metal container. The search team marched into his container but the accused was nowhere to be found.

However, they found the naked body of the victim lying in a supine position on an old student mattress with blood oozing from her nostrils and mouth.

A search team arrested Agboyie during the search and he confessed killing the victim and having sex with her for an hour.

Prosecution said the accused during interrogation explained that he wanted to have sex with the victim but she screamed hence he strangled her after which he had had sex with her.

Police visited the scene in April 2015 and discovered bruises on the neck of the deceased with her vagina swollen while her pants, sandals and dress were lying beside her.

The Police also found two wrappers of Cannabis Sativa, GHS10 cedis, an NHIS and another Hospital Card bearing the name of Obeng Oscar.

Agboyie also mentioned that name of Ali Baba who lived nearby as the one who contracted him to kill the victim.

When the Police also proceeded to the house of the said Baba they found out that there was nobody by that name and the said house was occupied by a medical doctor.

When the medical doctor was interrogated he denied knowing the accused and investigation did not bring out any link to the doctor.

Prosecution said the deceased body was deposited at the morgue and an autopsy conducted indicated that the deceased died as a result of consistent strangling.

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