The family members of the late Kwadwo Boakye has once again written to the President of Ghana , Nana Akufo Addo and the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Madam Gloria Akufo, to grant them justice over his murder.
A petition sent to the office of the Attorney General and copied to the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo Addo, pleaded with the AG not to deny them justice since that would seriously affect the image of the judicial system in this country.
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Your excellency, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, this will be our third letter to you and about sixth letter to the office of the Minister of Justice and Attorney General as well as the office of the chief justice since the year 2013 regarding the gruesome murder of our beloved Kwadwo Boakye, a sub-chief at the Akwatiahene’s Palace by the suspect Justice Quaye Frimpong,
Mr. President, the late Kwadwo Boakye was gruesomely murdered in 2011 by one Justice Quaye Frimpong. His body was conveyed from the St Dominic Hospital Morgue at Akwatia to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital morgue for autopsy due to the strange and deadly nature of the case. After some investigations, a report was sent to the Attorney General’s Office for advice and prosecution. At the time Justice Quaye Frimpong, the suspect was charged with murder and remanded into prison custody for almost six months while he attended court trials. After six months, the suspect was released from custody with no reason and freed and the case was truncated.
We did some follow ups and were told that the docket covering the case was missing. With that information, we knew that something had gone wrong and money had changed hands. So we engaged some media organizations to help us air out our grievances, when the media houses began publishing some stories on the missing dockets and exposing the evil activities of the prosecutors , we were told that the dockets had been found and they case continued. Justice Worlanyo Kotoku at the Accra Circuit court was one of the Judges who handled the case until it was transferred back to Asamankese in 2017.
Last year we got a call from the Koforidua branch of the office of the Attorney General confirming that the Attorney General had authorized them to reopen the case and undertake further investigations which they would start soon. We were so excited that finally Justice was going to be served. Unfortunately we haven’t heard from them again and it seems nobody cares about the ordinary people anymore. Nobody is above the laws of this country.
FACTS OF THE CASE
the deceased and the accused person were friends until a one day the accused allegedly came to his house at Akyem Osenase near Akwatia to request that he accompanied him to a spot to have a drink on 30th of October 2011.
During the drink up misunderstanding ensued and Justice Quaye Frimpong, also a sub chief at the Akwatiahene’s Palace, allegedly threatened he would use his Motorbike to kill the deceased. Kwadwo Boakye. As a result, the deceased decided to report the case to the Osenase Police. On his way to the Police station Quaye Frimpong, chased Boakye with the motorbike and knocked him down injuring him severely in the process. Kwadwo Boakye was pronounced dead shortly after admission at the St Dominic Hospital at Akwatia.
The case was thereafter reported to the Akyem Osenase Police by the family of the deceased and Quaye Frimpong was subsequently arrested and charged with murder. He was remanded in Police custody and subsequently released. The case with docket number CC/23/12 is still pending before an Accra circuit court 1 Behind the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.
According to records at the Kade Magistrate court in the eastern region, A month before his murder, Kwadwo Boakye who was a sub chief at the Akwatiahene’s Palace was arrested by the Police on the orders of the Akwatia Hene, Osabarima Kofi Boateng III, for allegedly stealing his (Chiefs) money, a sum of GHC1, 500 and was charged for stealing and made to pay the money. It was based on this trends that forced him to relocate to Akyem Osenase from Akwatia.