Simpson-Kent will remain in custody at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and reappear on January 26, 2016, Rosemund Doduwa Agyiri, presiding magistrate, ordered after listening to arguments from both the state and the defense.


State prosecutor Rebecca Adjalo told the court that the UK Interpol had alerted their Ghanaian counterparts that Simpson-Kent had arrived in Ghana after fleeing from the UK as a result of an alleged murder of his girlfriend, Sian Blake, and her two sons.

She narrated how the suspect was arrested through an international manhunt involving Ghanaian and British security officials.

Adjalo explained that the depositions were now being worked on from the British side to secure an order of extradition for the suspect from Ghana, hence the need to remand him so that “we will not be seen to be flouting any laws”.

Counsel for the suspect, Justice Srem Sai, opposed the plea for remand, seeking to secure the release of the suspect on the grounds of procedure.

Arthur Simpson-Kent, 48, was declared wanted when police found bodies of Sian, Zachary and Amon on Tuesday buried in shallow graves in their own backyard garden in Britain.

He was believed to have travelled to Ghana the same day that police visited him at their home.

An international manhunt team arrested him Saturday at Butre, a coastal community, near Busua, close to Western coastal city of Takoradi, 218 km west of the capital, by a combined team of Ghanaian detectives and their counterparts from Scotland Yard in Britain. Enditem

Source: Xinhua


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