The Tamale Magistrate court presided over by Justice Amadu Seidu has acquitted three out of the six accused persons who were arrested for the alleged murder of a policewoman, Sergeant Agatha Nana Nabin.
This was upon the advice of the Attorney General’s Department.
State Prosecutor, Inspector Victor Kwafo, said the three accused persons -Samuel Atutiga, Mahama Nashiru, and Hanan Alhassan alias Gurundoo, were discharged on grounds that prosecutors could not provide enough evidence against them.
The other three, who were presented with fresh charges of illegal possession of firearms will reappear in court on October 24, 2019, have been remanded into prison custody.
They are Anas Issahaku, Zulika Abduallah, Issahaku Yakubu alias Kanbon-Naa.
Sylvester Isang, Counsel for both Anas Issahaku and Zulika Abdallah, pleaded with the court to grant his clients bail arguing that they would not run away with a charge of possession of a single barrel gun.
Corporal Agatha and two others were stationed at a checkpoint on the Tamale-Kumbungu road on the night of July 30, when four assailants in military-style attire and suspected to be armed robbers opened fire on them killing Agatha instantly.
The Police announced a GHc10,000 reward for credible information on the killers after it also deployed a specialized team to aid with investigations into the crime.
Tamale was subsequently thrown into a state of mourning as the police officer who was shot.
She was laid to rest at the Zujung cemetery in Tamale.