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Court grants request to unlock phone of alleged ‘wife killer’

The Madina Circuit Court has ordered the police to unlock the mobile phone of Prince Charles Dedjoe, who is believed to have murdered his wife on March 1.

The order comes after the prosecution handling the case moved a motion for a request to examine the telephone conversations between the accused and the deceased.

Doing this, prosecution believes would help uncover the mystery surrounding the death of the late Lilian Dedjoe.

The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Sophia Adamuwaa, in her motion for notice of examination of electronic device, said the accused had sent some Whatsapp messages to the complainant in the case.

“The police believe that the phones have some vital information that would enhance investigations. Unfortunately, the phones are locked. They have codes on them so we are therefore praying the court for an order to unlock and examine message contents to enhance investigations,” the prosecutor said.

Counsel for the accused person Captain (Retired) Nkrabea Effah Darteh, did not oppose the motion.

He then mentioned that the accused person could help the team with the password to assist with investigations, adding that their 17-year-old daughter could also assist as well.

How it all started

On March 10, this year, a district court in Madina remanded in police custody Prince Charles Dedjoe, a businessman, suspected of killing his 43-year-old wife.

He was arrested for allegedly killing his wife at their East Legon resident on Sunday, March 7, 2021.

The accused person has been slapped with a murder charge.

The police report revealed that a day before the incident, the deceased’s father complained that his daughter had been severely assaulted by her husband (accused person).

But Mr Dedjoe, a day after the father-in-law’s report, reported his side of the story to the police.

“At about 3:20 am on the said day, he rushed out from bed upon hearing his wife scream only to find her lying unconscious on their staircase.

“He, together with his two children, quickly rushed her to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival,” according to the husband’s statement to the police.

Following the report, the suspect was arrested and detained.

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