Bail For Tema Murder Suspect

Effort with Benita Danquah

Effort with Benita Danquah




Effort Danquah, who has been accused of shooting his wife in their residence in Tema, has been granted bail by a Tema Magistrate Court.

Though his plea was not taken when he appeared before the court, presided over by His Worship Joseph Junior McClain, the accused was granted bail.

But the prosecution prayed the court to remand him for further investigations into the matter.

He was granted bail in the sum of GH¢20,000 with two sureties to reappear on February 28, 2016.

According to the prosecution, led by ASP Stanley Dzakpasu, on August 28, 2015 while the victim, Mrs. Benita Danquah, 29, was fast asleep with her husband in their house, she was shot at the break of dawn in the chest.

She was rushed to the Tema General Hospital but was referred to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra for further treatment.

The shooting incident, police gathered, was an attempt to murder Mrs. Danquah, but she survived the attack that had left her paralysed and unable to pass urine or fecal matter naturally.

Police investigations revealed that the victim was shot from close range in her chest and the bullet penetrated her body and came out from the back.

Further investigations led to the retrieval of live ammunition lodged in the mattress the couple slept on with blood stains, believed to be human blood, found on the bed sheet and the mattress.

Prosecution continued that the victim who was then 7 months pregnant gave birth prematurely.

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Police have so far not detected any sign of external break-in into the couple’s room.

The victim’s husband, Effort Danquah was arrested in the heat of the incident, cautioned and granted bail by the police.

On Monday, Effort Danquah was rearrested as the prime suspect following some evidence gathered by the police on the matter.

However, counsel for the accused person, James Enu denied the attempted murder charge preferred against his client, arguing that the suspect was not involved in the shooting of his wife.

He further prayed for bail for his client since the charge of attempted murder is bailable.

From Vincent Kubi, Tema


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