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The Sekondi High Court today, adjourned Takoradi kidnapped/murdered girls case as a result of COVID-19 infections at the Western Regional workplace of Legal Aid.
The court was expected to sit today to continue hearing witnesses’ accounts but had to adjourn to October 5, 2020, as one of the two defense counsel from Legal Aid, Mark Bosia, standing for John Orji had actually gone into quarantine adhering to a situation of COVID-19 infection in his office.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, that apologised to the court for the delay in bringing the information of adjournment to events in the case stated he received the details regarding the infections Monday early morning but needed to insist on main letter from the Lawful Aid before he can adjourn sitting.
“This morning I got information from the Legal Aid that somebody had tested COVID-19 positive at their office and therefore staff had to quarantine themselves. Since the Legal Aid has given us the Counsel to represent A2 in the person of lawyer Mark Bosia, I asked that they write officially which they have done. So, ladies and gentlemen, we have to adjourn the case. In fact, we had a programme to continue to take witness statements from today, Monday, September 7th through to Wednesday 9th September 2020.”
The Sekondi High Court has begun trial for both implicated Nigerians, Samuel Udoetuk Wills and also John Orji, that have been charged with Conspiracy for murder of the Takoradi abducted girls.
Supervised by Justice Richard Adjei-Frimpong, the court has currently heard 6 out of the 31 aligned witnesses account in its previous sittings however the court will return to resting on 5th, October, 2020.
Source: Ghana Waves