PRINCE CHARLES Dedjoe, the businessman arrested for allegedly murdering his wife, has been granted bail by an Accra High Court. The accused person through his lawyer Nkrabea Effah Dartey had been pushing at the High Court to grant him bail after he was remanded into police custody by the Madina Magistrate Court when he appeared before it for committal.
A General Jurisdiction division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Ernest Yao Gaewu granted the accused person bail in the sum of GH¢200,000 with two sureties yesterday.
Mr. Dedjoe, as part of the bail condition, was ordered by the court to be reporting to the police once every two weeks pending the trial.
He will appear before Madina District Court on June 18 for the committal proceedings.
Whilst in custody, the accused tried to prevent the family of his late wife from going ahead to organise a burial ceremony for the deceased, but the court dismissed his application.
Mr. Dedjoe, Chief Executive Officer of Chadeco Group Of Companies Limited, was arrested on Independence Day after his father-in-law reported the alleged murder of his daughter to the East Legon Police, Accra.
The 43-year-old woman, Lillian, according to police’s initial information, died after reportedly slipping and falling off the stairs at their East Legon home.
However, the father of the deceased, according to the police, later accused the suspect of assaulting his daughter, leading to her death.
The couple was married for some years, a union blessed with two children.
The relationship however, reportedly, turned sour, leading to the wife suffering alleged assaults from the man.