Four murder suspects have been granted bail in the months of April and May 2018 after they waited for the date to appear before court for years.
One of them is Shadreck Jackson John, aged 32, who was finally granted bail today on the 3rd of May 2018 after being in prison for 10 years. All these years – almost a fourth of his life – he has been waiting for his court date to be set. Shadreck was working at his brother’s butchery before he got arrested for an offence he claims he did not commit.
The underlying crime happened in 2006 already when a person that Shadreck did not know before had been killed. Two years later, in 2008, the police arrested him although he claimed that he had nothing to do with the crime. While being in prison his brother who had children died and Shadreck had no chance to help his family during this hard time.
The other suspects who were granted bail recently are Frank Tepeya, Mike Chindiwo and Sankhani Tomasi.
CHREAA deputy director and also a lawyer, Chikondi Chijozi, is the one working pro bono on the bail \application cases and so far the four applications have been a success.