Court grants student bail over attempted murder

An 18-year student standing trial at a Kumasi Circuit Court for alleged attempted ritual murder was on Tuesday granted a GH¢10,000.00 bail with surety.

Ebenezer Agyemang was remanded into prison custody on his first appearance last week Tuesday while his co-accused, Charles Frimpong, 16, was released on bail.

The court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Amo-Yartey has adjourned the case to January 28.

The two are facing charges of conspiracy to commit crime and attempted murder, but they insist they are innocent.

Their accomplice, whose name was given as Mohammed Salu Amin is, however, on the run.

Assistant Superintendent of Police Archibald Kwesi Fandoh told the court that Agyemang is a student of Ghana National Academy while his-co-accused attends the Adventist Preparatory School, all in Kumasi.

They had for some time now become obsessed with thoughts of making money through ‘juju’ and contacted Aminu, a student of the Elite College, who promised to help them achieve their dream.

He demanded human blood and cash of GH¢60.00 to perform the necessary rituals. They readily produced the money but had difficulty meeting the other condition.

They later came up with an idea and lured one Godslove Agyei Dufie, a final year student of the Atonsu Presbyterian Junior High School to Atonsu-Kuwait, on January 1, where they attempted to draw her blood.

The prosecution said the alertness of people in the neighbourhood foiled the crime and were arrested and handed over to the police. GNA

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