Murder of Bolt driver in Sekondi: First accused acquitted

The AG's office said it had cleared Adolf Eshun of the charges.

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The Sekondi District Court has acquitted Adolf Eshun, the first accused person, who was standing trial for the murder of a Bolt driver at Sekondi in the Western Region.

This comes after the Attorney General’s Office cleared him of all charges.

The 18-year-old student of Bompeh Senior High School (SHS), was charged with conspiracy to commit murder of deceased LS Okyere Boateng.

The AG Office told the court that even though on 22nd December 2021, Adolf Eshun ordered the ride for the other accused persons who had told him they were stranded, he was not an accomplice to their crime.

The two other accused persons, Patrick Baidoo (19) and Joseph Lord Ni Adjei Oninku (17), both students as well, have been charged with conspiracy to murder and murder.

After court proceedings, today, March 14, 2022, lawyer for Adolf Eshun, who has consistently maintained his client was innocent, said if it is required that his client should testify during the rest of the trial, he is willing to do so.

“Our client has never been involved, so the AG rightly advised that he shouldn’t be prosecuted. He should be discharged, so he has been discharged. If in future the police need him to come and testify, he will come,” Mr.  Joseph Evans Abekah told reporters.

The case has therefore been adjourned to April 11, 2022.

The incident which happened on December 23, 2021, led to the death of the deceased, Okyere Boateng, who was also later identified to be a Naval Officer. 

According to police prosecutors when the matter was first heard in court, the two other accused persons allegedly set the driver ablaze after he resisted an attempt to take away his vehicle.