3 SHS students who set Bolt driver ablaze in Sekondi denied bail

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The prosecutors in the case of the three (3) SHS students who set a Bolt driver ablaze that led to his death in Sekondi in the Western Region of Ghana demanded a 1 month period to conclude investigations before the final judgment.

According to reports, the suspects, Patrick Baidoo, aged 18, Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Odiku, 17, and Adolf Eshun, 17, are said to have confessed to committing the crime of burning the driver whiles in his vehicle which led to his death.

The lawyer of the first and third accused, Mr Joseph Evans Abakah argued that the accused persons needed to be granted bail because every offence is bailable according to the 1992 constitution of Ghana.

Adolf Eshun, the first accused person, is facing one count of abetment of crime namely robbery.

The two others, Patrick Baidoo and Joseph Lord Nii  Adjei Oninku are being pressed with four charges.

These include conspiracy to commit a crime – attempted robbery, causing unlawful damage and murder, and attempt to commit a crime -robbery.

Lawyer Evans Abakah also argued that the 3rd accused needs to be granted bail because he is a final year student and needs to be at school to prepare for his exams.

However, the prosecutors argued that disclosure of information has been sent to Vodafone and Bolt which they are yet to receive a reply from them so a bail will not be advisable.

The case presided over by her ladyship Catherine Obiri Addo denied the accused bail and adjourned the case to 4th February 2022.

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