The Criminal Division of the Accra High Court presided over by Justice Lydia Osei Marfo has been told that the Lead Investigator at the CID Headquarters who investigated the kidnapping case of the two Canadian girls is dead.
Samson Agharlor, alias Romeo, Jeff Omarsar, Elvis Ojiyowe and Yusif Yakubu have been charged among other things for unlawful imprisonment.
They have pleaded not guilty and are standing trial for the offenses.
In court on Friday, July 9, Detective Corporal Augustine Dery, one of the investigators told the court that, the lead investigator Chief Inspector Matthew Anokye died on May 4, 2021.
Detective Dery made the decision known when he was giving his Evidence-In-Chief as the 11th Prosecution Witness in the ongoing trial.
The accused persons have all denied the charges of conspiracy to kidnap, two kidnappings and an unlawful improvement.
They have been accused of playing various roles in the kidnapping of Miss Lauren Patricia Catherine Tiley and Miss Bailey Jordan Chilley, who were in Kumasi to participate in a youth programme on June 4, 2019.