The National Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Yammin has accused the police of intentionally delaying and dragging the case involving the Suame constituency youth organizer.
This was after the Asokwa Circuit Court adjourned the case to April 4, 2023 after prosecutors asked for three weeks extension to enable them file witness statements to the Court.
The NDC youth organizer is before the court for allegedly inciting youth in the Suame constituency to resort to any means possible even if they have to kill to win power for the party in 2024.
The prosecution had told the court in the previous proceeding it would serve all disclosures to the defence counsel but failed to do so when the case was called today.
Counsel for Razak Kuampa Avoliya, Evans Amankwah said the prosecution asked for more time to facilitate the transcription of the content of the viral video from Twi to English.
“As we indicated at the last adjourned date, the court ordered that the prosecution should serve us with their witness statement and disclosures, but they couldn’t and the excuse was that they were trying to transcribe the content of the video from Twi to English, and they have not done that, so the court adjourned the case to April 4, 2023, by which time they would have served the court with their witness statements and disclosures.”
The NDC national organizer noted that, “If for a month, the prosecution is unable to transcribe a video that is less than ten minutes, then it baffles me to believe that the police are taking the case seriously.
It is an indication that the police just don’t want this case to go away anytime soon.”
“The police came to court and said they should remand Mr. Avoliya and that they are doing some investigations and I don’t know which investigations they are talking about when he said he is the one in the video and that is his voice, this could only be a delay tactic,” My Yammin further stressed.