The Attorney General is asking for more time to be able to determine the direction of its case against DSP Gifty Mawuenyegah Tehoda at the centre of the cocaine-turned-baking soda scandal.
Represented by Rexford Wiredu, the state prayed the court to adjourn the case for two weeks citing inconclusive investigations.
He told the circuit court that the outcome of the investigations is crucial since it would determine the next line of action – that is whether it would still continue hearing the case in the circuit court or move it to a higher court.
The judge Audrey Kokuvittey granted the state’s request and adjourned the case to March 5 2012.
The counsel to DSP Tehoda, lawyer E. A Voduagu told Citi News he wonders how the state could still go ahead to charge his client when they claim investigations are not yet done.
Meanwhile, in the second case involving businessman Alfred Woyome and the three others, a Chief State Attorney Samuel Nerquaye-Tetteh and his wife Gifty escaped a bench warrant narrowly after Justice John Ajet-Nassam rescinded his decision.
The High Court took the decision when the case was called for hearing and realised that the two were not present. The judge indicated that the case cannot be heard when the two are not present because it is a criminal case.
A bench warrant for the arrest of Mr. and Mrs Nerquaye-Tetteh was issued and the case adjourned to March 6.
Immediately after the orders, Mr. and Mrs. Nerquaye-Tetteh surfaced in court but the judge refused to hear them until one of their lawyers pleaded on their behalf.
Upon hearing the plea, the judge rescinded his decision about the bench warrant. The case has been adjourned to March 6 which also happens to be the Independence Day of Ghana.
Source Citifmonline Ghana