The defense of a police inspector accused of killing his lover in Adum, Kumasi, was rejected by a Kumasi High Court.
This is because the accused’s attorneys did not appear in court.
After being committed for trial by the Asokore Mampong District Court last month, Inspector Ahmed Twumasi, commonly known as Tycoon, was making his first appearance before the High Court.
The Attorney-General has accused the troubled Inspector of killing Victoria Dapaah, a mother of one, by shooting her numerous times with a police service gun.
Later, when the dead was being treated at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, an uncle of the deceased reported the event to the police.
The following evening, she was confirmed deceased by a medical officer on duty.
The suspect was apprehended during a special police operation at his hiding place in the Ashanti region at Sekyere, close to Effiduase.
When hearing for the first time the circumstances surrounding the death of their family on April 25, the relatives of the late Maaadwoa started to cry in court. It needed the intervention of police officials to calm them down.
The accused policeman took off his black facemask and entered the courtroom while dressed in an orange T-shirt, denim shorts, and slippers. This was his first opportunity to speak in front of the public since being detained.
This came when the accused was queried by His Worship Buabin Quansah, the presiding magistrate, after the specifics of the offense were read in English and translated into Twi.
He said the court he had no desire to murder the lady he claimed to be his girlfriend while sobbing and crying.
Only God, he claimed, is aware of the events that took place the night before the massacre. However, his request was ignored.
On May 31, the Asokore Mampong District Court accused Inspector Ahmed Twumasi of murder.
ACP Kofi Blagodzi, the head of legal and prosecutions for the region, assured the family during the court proceedings that his office would do everything in its power to see that justice was done in the case because the Attorney General’s office had provided its opinion and the committal procedures would start during the subsequent hearing.