Trial of missing Lands Commission staff adjourned to March 14
Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey is facing charges following the disappearance of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko, a Senior Lands Administrative Officer at the Lands Commission.
The Kumasi High Court has adjourned to March 14, 2023, to continue the trial where a senior lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey has been charged for his alleged involvement in the disappearance of his wife.
The hearing of the case was expected to continue Tuesday, February 21, 2023; however, it had to suffer an adjournment following the non-availability of the trial judge.
Having been granted a GH¢300,000 bail in August 2022, Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey is facing charges of kidnapping and deception of a public officer, following the disappearance of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko, a Senior Lands Administrative Officer at the Lands Commission’s office in Kumasi.
When Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey was first remanded in November 2021, police stated that communication from his wife's mobile device, alleged to have been from kidnappers demanding a ransom, came from a cell tower close to the KNUST campus home of the accused.
Three teaching assitants who testified in the matter claimed the children of the accused spent the night with them at their hostels, on the night of his wife’s disappearance. This however ran contrary to what Dr. Aggrey told police in statements.
Rhodaline has meanwhile been missing since August 30, 2021.