Luis Amadu, the 28-year-old boyfriend of the late Celestina Serwaa has been remanded into police custody for five weeks. Luis, set to begin his remand on Monday 21 February 2022 at the Kumasi Central Prisons, refused to defend himself in court when the prosecutors of the Effiduase police presented him to court on Friday 18 February.
What do you have to say to the charges against you, the prosecutors from Effiduase Police station questioned Luis several times before pleading with the court to remand him into custody. Your honour, this is the problem we have been facing; he has refused to make a statement with us and has refused totally to help with the investigations.
We hope a remand into our custody, will give us more time with him and by so doing, we can complete our investigations, Baffour Adu Poku, representing the Effiduase Police, said to the Juaben Circuit Court before the court remanded Luis Amadu into custody. Luis, will be coming back to the court on the 28 March 2022 to face his crimes of murdering his girlfriend.
The girlfriend, Celestina Serwaa, died at the Effiduase Government Hospital on the 11 February after she had celebrated her birthday with Luis at a dinner. Celestina was confirmed to have been poisoned when an autopsy report from the Effiduase Government Hospital was handed to the police on 15 February.
The police, relying on the autopsy report from the hospital, arrested Luis Amadu on the 16 February for murdering Celestina at her birthday dinner. Luis who has refused to talk is suspected of planting a chemical into Celestina's food while on her birthday dinner.
CCTV footage from Kyereme Restaurants at Effiduase, which the police are relying on, revealed that Luis had planted some chemicals into the food of his girlfriend on the 11 February when they went out for the dinner.
From the CCTV footage, Celestina could be seen exiting her food to the washroom, the same moment Luis used to slip the poison into the food. He waited for her to come back from the washroom and finish her food before leaving with her from the restaurant. Celestina died five hours after eating the food, and from the autopsy report, the poison came from the food, prosecutor Baffour Adu Poku told the circuit court yesterday afternoon before Luis was handed a five-week remand.
Luis is still at the Eiffiduase Police station and will be taken to the Kumasi Central Prison on Monday where he will begin his remand. The remand is needed to conclude our investigations, and that is a way forward in seeking justice for Celestina Serwaa, Prosecutor Baffour Adu Poku said after the ruling.
Luis when approached this morning at his cells, still refused to talk on the case. Something is father saw as a weakness in his defence.
His innocence may not be known if he still refuses to talk. He is not like that. He is a good person and I believe there is a mix up somewhere. My son cannot kill, and am sure there is an explanation for what we have heard from the autopsy and the investigations so far.
I believe in my son because I am the father. I know him more than anyone and I know he cannot kill, the father of Luis Amadu, Elijah Amadu, 44, said this morning in an interview.
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