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KOSS murder: Bail plea by suspects’ lawyer rejected

KOSS murder: Bail plea by suspects’ lawyer rejected

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The plea by the lawyer of suspects in the murder of 15-year-old first-year student of Konongo Odumase Senior High School has been rejected.

 

Five students of the Konongo Odumase Senior High School (KOSS) in the Ashanti Region, who are on trial for murder related charges, have been remanded for roles played in the stabbing of a 15-year-old first-year student to death at Konongo Odumase Senior High School.

 

According to a police statement, the 5 KOSS students went on a bullying spree on the night of Friday, November 5, 2021, after prep hours leading to the attack on the deceased, Sam’un Larhan, 15.

 

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Larhan Sam’un was stabbed with a knife by his colleague after he attempted to resolve a scuffle between the suspect and his mates.

 

Preliminary investigations by the Konongo Police Command shows that, the prime suspect, 17-year-old Emmanuel Frimpong was abusing some form-one KOSS students and upon resistance by some students, he stabbed the deceased.

 

Lawyer for the suspects, Richard Adu Darko, today (Monday November 15th 2021) , prayed the Konongo District Court to grant the suspects bail.

 

He asked the court to consider the fact that the five students are final year students who are preparing to write their end-of-year exams.

 

“Today, we prayed that once again they should be granted bail [but] the court gave reasons why they cannot give these children bail,” lawyer Adu Darko told journalists after Monday’s proceedings.

 

“Our argument was on the fact that per the welfare principle in the Juvenile Justice Act being the objective, they have to consider the education of these juveniles and then give them to their parents so that they report to court from home. But the court indicated that even as it stands now the school is a hostile ground for the children, looking at the nature of the issues,” Richard Adu Darko told the Court.

 

Presiding Judge, Her Worship Joyce Bamfo, however, rejected the plea.

 

The suspects have been remanded back to the Juvenile Detention Centre in Juaso.

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