KNUST lecturer held over wife’s disappearance still in prison custody despite High Court bail

Even though a Kumasi High Court granted bail to a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) who is on trial for abducting his wife, he has yet to be set free.

Since November 2021, Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey has been detained in a prison in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko, 32, a Senior Lands Administrative Officer in Kumasi.

 

He was given a bail of GH300,000 with one surety to be justified by a Kumasi High Court chaired over by Justice Daniel Obeng last Friday.

 

Dr. Aggrey hasn’t complied with the bail requirements, according to Nhyira News’ investigation.

The Kumasi Central Prisons’ management has stated that they will only take action about an inmate when asked by the police to be freed after fulfilling the bail requirement.

 

Frederick Kankam Boadu, the accused’s attorney, reiterated his request for bail on behalf of the man who was detained on October 6, 2021, for his alleged role in the abduction of his wife. Additionally, he has been on trial for deceiving a public official.

 

On Monday, February 20, 2022, an Asokwa District Court released him; however, he was later detained again and brought before the High Court on new charges.

His attorney repeatedly argued for bail on his behalf during the hearing on Friday. Although the A-office G’s rejected a similar appeal out of concern that the accused may compromise three witnesses who reported directly to the accused, they did not object to the bail application this time.

 

It follows the testimony given in court by the three witnesses, who are all teaching assistants at KNUST’s Petroleum Department.

 

Yaw Boateng and Justice Appiah are the other two defendants in Dr. Aggrey’s stealing and dishonest receipt trial. They are accused of stealing an Infinix phone from the missing Mrs. Aggrey, offering it for sale, and then purchasing it.

 

On October 17, 2022, the hearing will resume.

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