An Accra High Court has dismissed the case against the two Modern Ghana journalists, Emmanuel Ajarfor and Emmanuel Britwum who had been slapped with three charges of conspiracy to steal, stealing and unauthorized access to electronic information.
This was after the prosecutor, Stella Ohene Appiah indicated to the court that she wanted to withdraw the case to conduct further investigations based on some new information received.
The case, which was called on Friday was presided over by Justice Afia Serwaa Asare Botwe.
Editor for Peace FM, Yaw Obeng-Manu who was also put before the court and charged with unauthorized access to a password, was also discharged.
Meanwhile, one of the lawyers for Emmanuel Ajarfor, Sampson Lardi Ayenini described the proceedings in court as the first embarrassment for the prosecution, saying that the prosecution was trying to force non-existent charges on his client.
“They cannot find charges to press because there is none. If they forced themselves to find a charge, they will find some but they will be trumped up. This is the very first embarrassing somersault that you have taken so much time to prepare… This gives a clue that when there is nothing to deal with in court, you don’t force it because when you do, you will have eggs in your face… If they ever come back, we will still be here. We will leave no stone unturned to ensure that the inhumane treatment, the injustice and persecution for parochial interest will not happen.”
He was arrested with a colleague journalist, Emmanuel Britwum, also of ModernGhana last Thursday by persons who identified themselves as National Security operatives and sent to an unknown location allegedly for cyber-crimes.