The Madina District Court has ordered the Cyber Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service to unlock the phone of Prince Charles Dedjoe, the Business Executive being held over spousal murder.
The court order came after Police Chief Inspector Sophia Adamuwaa moved a motion for an order of the court, directed at the Cyber Crime Unit to unlock the two phones so the Police could retrieve information between the deceased and her father as well as that of the accused and the deceased.
According to her, there were some WhatsApp messages of the complainant (deceased father), Mr Seth Charles Blasu, and the accused on the said assault of the deceased.
We are therefore praying the court for an order to unlock and examine message contents to enhance investigations,” the Prosecutor said.
Defense counsel, Captain (Retired) Nkrabeah Effah Darteh did not oppose the motion.
He said his client could assist the Police by giving them the password and his 17 year old daughter could also provide her mother’s password.
Defense counsel said the accused person was ready to assist the Police with every information and the National Security has every information on his client and they had nothing to hide.
The court then asked him to facilitate the serving of either the Attorney General’s Department or the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service with application.
Prosecution said Lillian Dedjoe, the 43-year-trader, now deceased, was married to Dedjoe and both lived at East Legon, Accra.
The prosecution said on March 1, this
year, a misunderstanding ensued between Dedjoe and Lilian, which Dedjoe allegedly assaulted Lilian who sustained injuries and later went to the Madina Polyclinic for treatment.
It said when Lilian returned home, her condition deteriorated and on March 6, 2021, Lilian went into coma and was rushed to the Lister Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.
The Prosecution said a report was made to the Police and Dedjoe was arrested.
It said, during investigations, Dedjoe admitted assaulting the deceased with slippers.
The prosecution said a post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out on the deceased.
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