An Accra Magistrate Court has granted GH₵100,000 bail with two sureties to the alleged murderers of Ms Julie Diane Williams, an American Strip Dancer.
One of the sureties is to be justified. The case has been adjourned to January 25, 2022.
The accused persons are; Bright Udiagbe alias Big Slim, a Businessman, Susan Azor, a trader, Gideon Kwaofio, a Receptionist, George Ntsor, a Gardener, and Odoi Laryea, a Security guard.
The Court presided over by Justice Stephen Tabiri granted the accused persons bail, saying the facts did not support the charges.
Prosecutor Police Chief Inspector Lawrence Anane initially prayed the Court to refuse them bail.
He said the prosecution is still investigating and might gather more facts as time goes on, hence the accused persons would interfere with the investigation.
Lawyers for the accused persons argued that the facts did not support the charges against them and the facts showed that they are not linked to the crime at all.
They urged the Court to exercise its discretion and grant the accused persons bail as they would stand trial at any point in time.
Mr. Robertson Kpatsa, Lawyer for Bright and Susan, told the Court that one of his clients paid for the autopsy report and other reports being done by the Police.
He also said the accused also paid the hotel bills for the days the deceased stayed in the hotel.
Chief Inspector Anane told the Court that the deceased was a 37-year-old American Strip Dancer.
He said Bright, aged 47, is a businessman in the hospitality and entertainment industry.
The prosecution said the accused owned a hotel, restaurants, and nightclubs in Nigeria and Ghana, while Susan, aged 32 is a trader and an employee of Bright.
He said Gideon, aged 31, is a Cook and Receptionist of the hotel, George, aged 35, is a Gardener with Odoi as a Security guard.
Chief Inspector Anane said the deceased and Bright had been in a working relationship for the past five years.