May 25, 2022

Takoradi pregnant kidnapped case: Court adjourns case to November 11

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A Takoradi Circuit Court ‘A’, presided over by his Honour, Mr. Michael Cudjoe Ampadu has adjourned the case of Josephine Payin Simons, the 27- years old supposed pregnant woman who was allegedly kidnapped in Takoradi on September 16, 2021.

The case was adjourned because the prosecutor, Superintendent Emmanuel Basintale was not available to provide the court with some documents needed to start the case management conference.

Lead counsel for the accused, Lawyer Philip Fiifi Buckman after the court proceedings spoke to the media said, I they went to court for the prosecution to provide them with the documents they intend to rely of for the trial.

According to him, the law is that the prosecution has to disclose every information they intend to rely on to furnished them with the documents to enable the counsel for the accused take a date to do the case management conference (CMC).

According to him, there were some documents which the prosecution needed to add which they were not aware but informed when they went to court and those documents would be sent to the substantive prosecutor to go through it.

Mr. Buckman said, if the prosecution failed to serve them with the new information before they go to court, they will take a date to go and do a case management conference, because they need to go through the documents to access if everything is in order.

The accused, Josephine Panyin Simons, appeared in court very healthy and smartly dressed in a pink dress with sneakers to match.


Source: O. A. Dadzie

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