The Asokwa District Court in the Ashanti Region has discharged Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey, a famous lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), for his alleged role in the kidnapping of his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko.
However, he was re-arrested after new charges were brought against him in the High Court.
This comes after the case was transferred to the High Court by the Attorney General’s official in charge of the case, who told the Asokwa District Court that the case had been transferred due to the new charges.
The first hearing before the Kumasi High Court is planned for Tuesday, February 22, 2022.
Before the Attorney General’s office took over the investigation, Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey admitted to inventing his wife’s alleged kidnapping using her phone, according to the police charge sheet.
Despite saying that he had relocated his wife to a location closer to Volta Lake to ensure her protection, he has been unable to inform the police of her whereabouts.
The Kumasi High Court denied Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey’s bail application on November 16, 2021, citing new evidence linking him to his wife’s kidnapping.
Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey, a lecturer at KNUST, reported to the police on September 2, 2021 that his wife, Rhodaline Amoah-Darko, had been kidnapped from their residence near KNUST, after receiving text messages.
The incident was then investigated by the police. However, investigations revealed that the texts sent from Rhodaline’s phone to certain family members and acquaintances, including her husband, were sent from the KNUST campus, which is closer to the accused person’s house (the husband).
As a result, on October 6, 2021, Dr. Wilberforce Aggrey was arrested to assist with the inquiry.
According to the police, he admitted to sending those texts over his wife’s phone in his caution statement.