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Attorney General takes over prosecution of ‘mysterious’ disappearance of KNUST lecturer’s wife

The Attorney General’s Office has taken over the case of the mysterious disappearance of the wife of a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

The Office represented by Charles Edward Addo Yirenkyi indicated to the court that their advice on the matter is ready but was quick to note that further investigations needed to be conducted into the matter.

The embattled KNUST lecturer, Dr Wilberforce Aggrey is standing trial over the disappearance of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko.

The accused, Dr. Aggrey, on September 2, 2021, reported to the police that his wife had been kidnapped from their home around KNUST and presented some text messages to the police confirming the kidnapping.

Police investigations later revealed that the messages that were sent from Rhodaline’s phone to some family members and friends, including her husband, were sent from the KNUST campus closer to the house of the accused person (the husband).

Subsequently, Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey was arrested to assist with investigations.

The police say in his caution statement, he admitted to sending those messages through his wife’s phone.

The accused person, however, maintains he does not know the whereabouts of the victim’s phone and has also not been able to disclose the location of his wife to the police leading to the provisional charge of kidnapping.

In court today, lawyers for the embattled KNUST lecturer, Dr Wilberforce Aggrey, prayed for their client to be granted bail, but the request was denied.

Counsel for the state, however, argued that if the accused person is granted bail, he will interfere with investigations since the witnesses are people who worked under him.

The Magistrate, Korkor Owusu Achaw, then adjourned the case to January 28, 2022.

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