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JB murder case: Lawyer abandons ‘killer’ Daniel Asiedu in court

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Augustines Obour, Lawyer for Daniel Asiedu, the self-confessed killer of the late Abuakwa North Member of Parliament Joseph Boakye-Adu has withdrawn his services from the case.

Lawyer Obour, who was appointed by the Legal Aid to represent Asiedu and one Vincent Bossu who is on the charge of abatement has been representing the accused persons since 2016.

He has, however, been absent from court since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out and after three orders from the court, he finally surfaced.

In court on Friday, November 27, 2020 when the case was called, lawyer Obour was present in court.

Withdrawal of service

When the case was called before the Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo, Lawyer Obour said public pronouncements by the accused person means he cannot continue to represent them.

“I have a statement to make and I want to be on record. Respectfully, my Lord, I used to appear before this court differently constituted as counsel for the accused persons.

“We worked until the ruling in respect of the Medical Doctor who examined First accused person (Daniel Asiedu) upon an order of this court,” he said.

He said “This matter was adjourned as a a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. We were to be informed of the next date the court is sitting. It was only about three weeks ago that I have had a hearing notice inviting me to appear before you for proceedings involving the accused persons to continue.”

He added that “I have duly appeared per the notice attached to the hearing notice.”

It’s difficult to handle this case

Lawyer Obuor said, “I want to state that I have personally read and seen a video of first accused making statements regarding the admission of the crime charge to the whole world including the jurors who are going to try this case.”

According to him “I, therefore, find it difficult to defend this matter when he has told the whole world and jurors of the crime charge.

“I have read the laws and say accused standing trial shall not plead guilty to the hearing of the jury. I, therefore, find it difficult to comprehend the circumstances of the first accused person for the jurors to make a decision.

“I’m sincerely worried about this situation coupled with the fact that for nearly four years now no High Court is ready to grant first or both two of them bail to enable me have conference with them,” he told the court.

Lawyer Obuor said, “Out of the cumbersome proceedings available for our office to meet with Accused persons, I humbly wish to state that I will not be able to represent the accused persons in this matter from this morning. Even though the matter was handed to me by Legal Aid, I wanted to do my best to do justice in this matter,” he noted.

I disagree with you

Responding to the submission of Lawyer Obour, the court presided over by Justice Marfo said, even though “I respect your decision,” the court disagree with some of the reasons stated for the withdrawal.

“In the first place, we are in an era of vibrant social media where anybody that come to this case is put in the public domain,” she said.

The court said, “we cannot have control over that and we know as lawyers that those public sentiments, opinions and emotions do not establish prima facie case against them unless prosecution established onerous burden on them until they are able to put out a cogent and incontrovertible evidence before the court.”

The court added that, “the jurors are yet to be empanelled and nobody has any idea who they will be. “

The court explained that, “as soon as they get empanelled, the court warns them of their duties, that is, abandoned any stories they may have heard or may be hearing in the cause of the trial and concentrate attention only on evidence prosecution will be leading in the course of the trial.”

The court said even when an accused person pleaded guilty in a murder trial the court is obliged to enter a plea of not guilty until his guilt or otherwise is established judiciously.

While granting the request of the lawyer, the court said “On this note counsel of accused Augustines Obuor is finally discharged from his representation of accused persons.”

Legal aid

The court has therefore directed the Registrar of the Court to let the Regional Director of the Legal Aid be notified by a letter with the court note for her to appoint another legal representation for the accused persons from her outfit whether from within or outside.

The registrar was also directed to ensure that there is a pool of jurors available in court for them to be empanelled at the next court sitting.

The case has been adjourned to December 16, 2020.

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See What This Woman Was Caught Doing With A Very Big Cassava

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A woman with the name Okoro Ruth on Facebook shared her experience living in the village when she went on holidays in a facebook group.

She shared a picture of herself and the largest, biggest and longest cassava I have ever seen in me entire life.

She captioned the photo, “Big Cassava. Village get, Biggest cassava I have seen all my life. #villagechallenge”.

See her post below,

Many people who saw the post on Facebook cannot help but comment on the pictures the beautiful lady had shared.

see the comments below:

 

 

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Wow! See Full Meaning Of GOOGLE, WiFi, POLICE, NEWSPAPER And Other Acronyms

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No doubt we usually utilize one or two abbreviations which we probably did not have any knowledge of their full meaning on daily basis.

Many of us also make use of some of these acronyms that we do not know their meaning.

But in this article, i’ll be giving an exposition on the full meaning of some of these regularly used abbreviations and short forms that we often use in our daily conversation.

1. WIFI: The full form is simply known as “Wireless fidelity”

Wifi is an advanced inbuilt tool of technology which is utilized to connect two or more devices/gadgets together without the use of wires.

For instance; to connect two different handsets together with the help of a WiFi. We can also easily connect our computer to a mobile phone or an internet provider with the use of a WiFi.

This WiFi is simply the advanced or upgraded version of the Bluetooth.

2.ATM : the full meaning is “Automated teller machine”

This gadget is usually accessible via an ATM card and this machine is used in processing monetary transactions.

3.POS : This common machine is often used everyday. And it simply means “Point of sale”.

It is a small tool that is used in processing debits and credits transactions with the use of an ATM card. The POS machine is designed with a small screen where transactions are monitored.

4.DATE: i am one hundred percent sure that most of us aren’t aware that DATE is an acronym which means “Day and time Evolution”.

5. NEWSPAPER : i can bet that high rate of us don’t know that the word “newspaper” is an abbreviation for “North, East, West, South Past and Present News”

6.Google : one of the most common searvh engines is “Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth”

7.POLICE : This simply means ” Public officer for legal investigation and criminal Emergency ”

8.Sim card: Subscriber Identification Module

9.BYE : This word that we use on a daily basis is the abbreviated form of ” Be with you Everytime”

10. A. M : The full meaning is “Ante Meridiem”. The AM is used to describe the early hours of a day.

11.P.M : “Post Meridiem”. This is used to describe the late hours of the day.

 

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12 Strong Advices From 80 Year Old Man That Will Challenge You

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12 strong advises from an 80 year old man that will challenge you

Life comes with its own experiences and challenges and we are forced to pay for our decisions through it.

We live to learn and nothing teaches us better than our past experiences and what others share with us.

According to what the 80- year old man said, many individuals are regretting and cursing life today because they failed to analyze life and it experiences of their past.

He strongly believes that, what you offer life is what you get and so working hard pays and been lazy also pays but the choice is yours.

If you are a youth and reading this article, I will like you to take note of this 14 advices from this old man..

1.Be bold to see opportunity when it comes.

2.A profit isn’t real until the money’s in your bank account.

3.Don’t invest on the stock market what you can’t afford to lose.

4.Acting as a debt Guarantor is wrong; it’s better to either lend the money yourself or just give it to them.

5.99% of your friends are no such thing. They are acquaintances or work colleagues. Count yourself lucky if you have five real friends.

6.We have no rights in this life, just privileges that can be taken away.

7.Think carefully before acting as the spokesperson for others, especially for a group. If it’s so important, why aren’t they standing out from the crowd with you? In a nutshell, don’t fight others’ battles.

8.Don’t act, walk, look or talk like a victim.

You will be judged by the company you keep and the way you talk.

9.Life isn’t fair and the universe doesn’t owe you a living and is probably out to kill you if you’re not serious.

10.Live each day as if it’s going to be your last, for one day it will!

11.Learn to take risks that will reward you either good or bad.

12.Life is not a race, run at your pace and plan the race.

I hope you have been motivated enough to push hard for success?

Thank You.

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