Taxi driver who confessed to ritual killings on TV granted bail

    Felix Ansah, a taxi driver, who allegedly confessed to killing many people for ritual purposes, including burying a pregnant woman at Ashaiman, has been granted GH¢60,000.00 bails with two sureties by an Accra Circuit Court.

    The court presided over by Mrs. Rosemond Baah Torsu, ordered suspect Ansah to report to the police on Tuesdays every fortnight.

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    He is expected to reappear on October 26.

    The suspect indicated on Accra-based Onua TV that the burying of a pregnant woman was carried out allegedly for a former Member of Parliament for Ashaiman.

    He pleaded not guilty to the charge of the publication of false news before the court.

    Police Chief Inspector Princess Tetteh Boafo, who held brief, told the court that the two weeks’ adjournment would enable them to continue with investigations by traveling across the country based on information received over the activities of the accused.

    Defense Counsel, Theophilus Donkor, repeated his application for bail.

    Mr Donkor said the court had the discretion to grant bail and prayed the court to exercise its discretion in his client’s favour.

    Additionally, counsel appealed to the court to make the bail soft so that the accused would be able to execute the same.

    Assistant Superintendent of Police Sylvester Asare, the prosecutor, prayed the court to order the accused to be reporting to the police as part of the bail terms.

    The prosecution, narrating the facts, told the court that sometime in September this year, the attention of the police was drawn to a statement made or published on the ‘Maakye show’ on Onua Television station by the accused person to the effect that he buried a pregnant woman alive at Ashaiman.

    The Prosecutor said upon the receipt of the information, the Police launched investigations into the matter, which led to the arrest of the accused person.


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