Issa Mobilla case adjourned

The case of the alleged killers of Alhaji Issa Mobilla, late Northern Regional Chairman of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) was on Tuesday adjourned to November 9 by the Fast Track High Court.

The accused persons, Corporal Yaw Appiah and Private Eric Modzaka, are facing two charges of conspiracy to murder and murder of Mobilla on December 9, 2004.

The accused persons have denied the charges before the reconstituted seven-member jury at the Accra Fast Track High Court presided over by Mr Justice Mustapha Habib Logoh.

The adjournment came up when Ms Penelope Mamattah, a Principal State Attorney and the substantive prosecutor prayed the court to grant her a short adjournment.

According to her, she needed to familiarise her self with the court proceedings.

“More so, the witnesses who were expected to testify were not in court,” she said.

Ms Mamattah expressed the hope that she would be available at the next sitting.

Mrs Merley Wood, a Chief State Attorney took over the prosecution while Ms Mamattah was away.

So far five witnesses have been called by the prosecution.

Alhaji Mobilla was arrested by the police on December 9, 2004 for allegedly supplying the youth in Tamale with guns to foment trouble.

While in custody, the police claimed they received information that his followers and sympathisers were mobilising to free him.

The deceased was consequently transferred from police cells to the Kamina Military Barracks and handed over to the three accused persons.

According to the prosecution, Alhaji Mobilla died in military custody three hours after he had been handed over to the accused persons, who were on duty that day.

The pathologist’s report revealed that the deceased was sent to the hospital dead and that he died from multiple wounds.

Source: GNA

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