Emmanuel Agyei's case take a Twist and Turn; Registrar Swerves Magistrate
Emmanuel Agyei is believed to have disclosed to the police that he is a juvenile following his earlier statement during his arrest that he is in his mid-20s.
The father of Abigail, the victim whose items were stolen by suspect, Emmanuel Agyei says the prosecutor of the case is alleged to have connived with the Registrar to use diabolical means to settle the case without the knowledge of the Magistrate.
Based on the fact that the suspected criminal was brought to court on Monday 11th January 2021 as scheduled around 11 am and within few minutes in the Registrar's office, the victim was called without any of her family members and was told by the Registrar, that the suspect has been found guilty of the charges levelled against him for stealing.
According to the Registrar, the suspect has been charged to pay Three hundred Ghana cedis (c300) to Abigail to fix the screens of her two Android mobile phones which was destroyed by the suspect Emmanuel Agyei whilst six hundred Cedis (c600) shall be paid to the Registrar by the suspect.
Moreover, the prosecutor and the suspect spent less than 10 minutes in the Registrar office without attending the court proceedings.
However, the case was not called so all family members and some journalists were still waiting patiently at the courtroom but to their surprise, the Registrar swerved them and all were confused about the happenings.
The father of the victim furiously warned the court to either transfer the Registrar or face the wrath of the community. A phone call to the District Commander was placed to report the prosecutor to the Ghana Police service and indications means the commander had no knowledge about the Emmanuel Agyei's criminal case.
Flashing back on the incident, a young man who said he was above twenty years with the name Emmanuel Agyei barely a week ago broke into a young lady's room to steal two phones and over one hundred Ghana Cedis cash but was finally caught and lynched.
In his account, he came from Aburi in the Akuapem South Municipal but In a quest for Abigail, the victim to seek justice has turned into frustrations, as she has really regretted allowing the case to go beyond her doorstep.
William Ofori Akwaboa, Eastern Regional Correspondent