COURT DENIES MENTAL EXAMINATION
Counsel for Eric Kojo Duah, the prime suspect accused of killing two policemen at
Kasoa, has requested for a psychiatric examination on his client.
He added that he can attest that his client is a respectful person who has never engaged
in unlawful acts.
“I think he should be examined as to his mental state based on what the prosecution is
accusing him of doing,” counsel said.
In response, the prosecutor, ASP Sylvester Asare, opposed the application for
He wondered how counsel could call for a psychiatric examination on his client when he
[counsel] had informed the court that he was yet to have a conference with his client.
ASP Asare further argued that Duah had not exhibited any signs of mental instability
during his numerous appearances before the court.
In its ruling, the court agreed with the prosecution and declined the application for
Eric Kojo Duah allegedly shot Sergeant Dzamesi and Lance Corporal Awal, both
attached to the Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) of the Ghana Police
Service at Budumburam near Kasoa, who were on task force duties on the Kasoa-
He was said to be using an unregistered Toyota Camry vehicle and said to be driving
recklessly, allegedly shot the unarmed policemen after refusing to stop when the security
officers signalled him to do so.
Police said a pistol which allegedly belonged to Duah was found in the abandoned
Toyota Camry and the Police Administration declared a manhunt operation aimed at
getting the suspected killer(s) arrested.
Source : Graphiconline