Seven of the eleven accused persons in Tuesday’s violence at Nima and Mamobi in the Greater Accra Region, have pleaded not guilty to charges of rioting and causing harm.
Lawyers for the seven told the Accra Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Rosemond Baah Torsu that their clients had no connection whatsoever with the gun violence.
The accused persons are all said to have an alibi to vouch for their whereabouts on the said date.
The accused persons include; Ali Awudu alias Bombo and Ibrahim Hussien alias Kumodzi, both of whom are said to be ringleaders and are at large. The rest are Abdul Gafaru Mahama, Aziz Sulemana alias Rambo who is on hospital admission and Ibrahim Moro alias Jallo also on hospital admission.
Lawyer for two other accused persons, Yaw Dankwah, said his clients were arrested from their farm and wondered why the police could link them to the violence.
The Court, however, denied them bail, saying it was early days yet, and the police are yet to demonstrate any undue delays.
The Court, however, ordered the police to investigate the alibi of the accused persons for the next adjourned date of February 1, 2022.