Three teen students who burnt Bolt driver remanded

Source The Ghana Report

Three SHS students who set a bolt driver ablaze have been remanded into police custody by a Sekondi District Court.

The first accused, Adolf Eshun, faces one count of abetment of crime, namely robbery.

The two others, Patrick Baidoo and Joseph Lord Nii Adjei Oninku, are to answer four charges –conspiracy to commit crime, attempted robbery, causing unlawful damage and murder.

The facts of the case were that the first accused, Adolf Eshun, 18; ordered Bolt for suspects Patrick Baidoo, 19; and Joseph Lord Ni Adjei Oninku, 17; on December 22.

It later emerged that the two burnt the deceased, AB1 Okyere Boateng, a Naval Officer, after resisting attempts to take his vehicle away.

They later poured petrol on the driver and burnt him alive per the facts.

The driver is said to have sustained burns on his face and several parts of his body.

He later died at the 37 Military Hospital.

The suspects confessed to committing the crime after their arrest.

The court has adjourned the case to Friday, 14 January 2022.

Counsel for the first accused, Joseph Evans Abekah, said “the police are still doing their investigations, so the court has remanded them to avoid any interference. So this is a provisional charge. When they are done with the investigation, then we will know the main charges”.

He, however, maintained that his client was innocent, and investigation would soon prove that.

“But we are of the strong opinion that after the investigation, my client will not be involved because he is innocent. He was just called by his friends who were stranded to order a vehicle for them, and he did just that.”

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