From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah, Cape Coast .
The final burial of the late Denkyirahene, Odeefoↄ Boa Amponsem, is likely to face further delays, as one of the two remaining witnesses yet to be cross examined is said to have travelled outside the jurisdiction of the court.
In court yesterday, it was noted that the counsel for the plaintiff had filed a motion to substitute one of the two remaining witnesses yet to be cross-examined.
Lawyer Gustave Addington stated that the move has become necessary, in view of the fact that one of the witnesses has been threatened with death.
It was also the case of the plantiff’s counsel that one of the witnesses had travelled outside the jurisdiction of the court.
The death threat controversy generated hot exchanges between the two lawyers – Daniel Arthur for the defendant and Gustave Addington – for the plaintiff.
Mr Arthur argued that such a serious case should have been first reported to the police for proper investigation, but not in open court, especially where it was not backed by facts.
The case has been adjourned to April 17, 2019.
It would be recalled that the great leader of the Denkyira State, who passed away about three years ago, is yet to be buried.
A decision by the Denkyira Traditional Council to build a modern edifice where the late King is supposed to be laid in state before his final interment has been challenged by some members of the Royal Agona Family.
The aggrieved family is claiming ownership of a building that has been pulled down for a new one to be built for the purposes of the final funeral rites of the late King.