Fennec Murder Case -Ghanaians will definitely not accept the prolonged prosecution of the case of the murder of entertainer Fennec Okyere as a closure.
The latest development on the case is that the Attorney General has seemingly thrown in the towel in the prosecution of key suspect Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson, aka Bulldog.
Bulldog, also a former manager of dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, has been standing trial for his alleged involvement in the death of Fennec Okeyre.
According to the prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Simon Apoirsornu, the AG has advised that Bulldog, who also doubles as the CEO of Bull Haus Entertainment be discharged to enable further investigation.
The so-called advice said to be covered under the Privileges Act, Section 100 of the Evidence Act, was directed to the CID Director-General.
Fennec Murder Case: Controversy
However, the Defense lawyer, Jerry Avenogbor, disagrees stressing that Section 100 of the evidence Act indicates that privilege information is between professionals and their clients like lawyers and doctors.
He was indignant over the fact that his client was incarcerated for a while but the judiciary finally saw the need to bail him because the police investigation led to nothing.
He also bemoaned the unnecessary delays brought about by the prosecution’s constant requests for adjournments which he said has been “hindering the administration of justice”.
Jerry Avenogbor accused the police of having plenty excuses contending that the law is in the bosom of the judge to discharge bulldog.
The trial magistrate, however, ordered that Richard Gyambibi, the Senior State Attorney who wrote the ‘advice’ be summoned before the court to clarify the decree or request, as the case may be.
The court wants Richard Gyambibi to come and explain some “codified” portions of the Attorney General’s advice which directed that the accused person be discharged. The sitting was then adjourned to October 12, 2017.
Fennec Okyere, who was the manager of music star Kwaw Kesse at the time of his death in 2014, was gruesomely murdered at his Manet Cottage at Spintex, Accra residence on Thursday, March 13, 2014.
Following his death, police had picked up some individuals in connection with the murder. One of them was Nana Asiama Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog.
Bulldog was picked up by the Police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in 2014 at Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra, as a prime suspect in Okyere’s death.
It’s been three years since the murder of the vibrant entertainer and there have been no leads on the case. This has angered a lot of entertainers especially controversial rapper Emmanuel Botchwey aka Kwaw Kese who worked closely under Fennec.