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02 CONTENT DAILY HERITAGE TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 DAILY QUOTE Your problem isn't the problem. Your reaction is the problem --Anonymous ANNIVERSARIES Friday June 15 Eid ul-Fitr Monday July 02 Republic Day Wed. August 22 Eidul-Adha Published by: EIB Network / Heritage Communications Ltd. Managing Editor: William Asiedu: 0208156974 Editor: Kofi Enchill: 0265653335 ISSN: 0855-52307 VOL 7 Location: Meridian House (Starr FM) Ring Road. Box AD 676, Adabraka, Accra,Ghana. Telephone: +233-0302- 236051, 020-8156974 026-5653335 Adverts/Mktg: Paul Ampong-Mensah 024-4360782 Fax: +233-0302-237156 Email: WORLD Nigeria's Buhari to run in 2019 elections BUSINESS Establish a national traceability system for yams VIEW PG.04 Why I am against the creation of new regions PG.06 SPORTS PG.10 Hor finishes last in women's 100m final at Gold Coast ‘18 PG.15 Kwabenya cell break 2 Jailed 66 months BY MUNTALLA INUSAH THE CIRCUIT Court in Accra has sentenced two of the cell breakers in the Kwabenya police station attack which led to the death of one police inspector to 66 months imprisonment. The convicts, Kofi Darko, 25, a trader, and Emmanuel Kotey, 24, a motor rider, were handed the sentence after they pleaded guilty to escaping from lawful custody and conspiracy to escape from lawful custody. This is the second time the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, has handed jail terms to the escapees. The two, who were part of a gang of criminals who escaped custody in Kwabenya, were sentenced on their plea after pleading guilty to the offence leveled against them. Substantive case in offing Darko and Kotey are yet to be tried for the original offences for which they were held on remand. Prior to being sentenced, they prayed the court to forgive them. The third suspect has, however, pleaded not guilty and will be standing full trial. Mr Tandoh, in sentencing the accused persons, said the court • The two convicts being whisked away took into consideration the mitigation factors and the fact that the accused persons never wasted the time of the court. The court explained that their punishment was to serve as a deterrent to others who had an intention to commit such crimes in future. Together with five others, Darko and Kotei escaped from the cell on January 21, 2018 in a fatal cellbreak incident which led to the death of Police Inspector Emmanuel Ashilevi. Where is the cell key? The rest of the accused persons who are alleged to have masterminded and carried out the attack pleaded not guilty to the charges of possessing firearms without authority, abetment to possessing firearm without lawful authority, conspiracy to commit crime, to wit, escape from lawful custody, and abetment to escape from lawful custody, both of which are contrary to sections 23, 226(C) and 20(1) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act (Act 29). The prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Kwaku Owusu Bempah, commenced the trial and presented its first witness who happened to be a police officer on duty at the time. General Corporal Robert Owusu, while giving evidence, told the court that on that fateful day, at about 12:40 a.m., while at the counter, he heard a gunshot coming from the charge office and quickly lay on the floor, where the accused persons asked, “where is the cell keys?” He told the court that he immediately gave the keys to one of them, though he could not see the • CONTINUE ON PAGE 3

WWW.DAILYHERITAGE.COM.GH DAILY HERITAGE TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2018 03 Horror • Son butchers father over joblessness BY KOJO ANSAH ATWENTY- NINE-YEAR- OLD unemployed youth, Kelvin Quist Agbenyega, has allegedly butchered his father at Koforidua Okorase in the Eastern Region. The incident occurred yesterday morning at the family house. The body of the deceased, Mr Emmanuel Degraft Quist Agbenyega, a retired accountant, has been sent to the morgue of the Regional Hospital, Koforidua. Meanwhile, the suspect has been arrested by the Okorase District Police Command. The cause of the heinous crime was not immediately known, but family sources The sibling said, together with his mother, a complaint was lodged at the police station and the suspect was arrested by the police. said the suspect, who dropped out of school in form two at Pentecost Senior High School a decade ago over poor performance, had been accusing her father of not supporting him afterwards to enable him to secure a job and make a good living. Narrating the incident to the DAILY HERITAGE during a visit to the family house, a sibling of the suspect, Kenneth Quist Agbenyegah, said their father plucked some coconut fruits on the compound of the house and left the cutlass on the floor. The suspect, who had been observing from afar, took the machete used by his father and rushed on him while in one of the uncompleted rooms in the house and inflicted several machete wounds on his back and neck, killing him instantly. Suspect’s consistent death threats According to family sources, the suspect had many times threatened to kill the father but the threat was treated as a family matter instead of something to be reported to the police. Kirk Quist Junior, another of the siblings, told the DAILY HERITAGE that the family was not surprised about the incident because the signs were clear on the wall but their father did not want the suspect arrested. When asked if the suspect had mental problem or was on drugs, he discounted that assertion. Meanwhile, the police command has commenced investigations into the matter. The suspect, who had been observing from afar, took the machete used by his father and rushed on him while in one of the uncompleted rooms in the house... • Blood stains at the murder scene • Kelvin Quist Agbenyega, the suspect Kwabenya cell break 2 Jailed 66 months • READ FROM PAGE 2 face or identity of the person. He added that moments after giving out the keys, he heard footsteps of people running and realised that Inspector Ashilevi had been shot and “I called an ambulance.” The prosecution has also indicated it would call five more witnesses. The case has been adjourned to April 10. Background Inspector Ashilevi was shot by a gang of cell breakers who were said to have been assisted by a bread seller at the Kwabenya police station. The suspects, who broke cell on the dawn of January 21, were identified as Dickson Ofori, Chubuzor Chubuzor, Edem Rockson, Emmanuel Kotey, Prince Osei, Kofi Darko and Atta Kwadwo.

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