The District Court at Asokwa has remanded into police custody for two weeks, three accused persons in connection with the shooting incident at the Ashanti Regional office of the NDC at Amakom in Kumasi last month. They will re-appear before the court on Monday, the 14th of this month.
The three are among 12 persons declared wanted by the Police in connection with the incident. The three suspects, Dauda Ibrahim alias ‘Wayo’, 40, Samuel Agyin affectionately called ‘Rock’ 32 and Abdul Ganiyu, alias ‘Petit’ 37, were arrested after they turned themselves in , to the Police last Thursday.
They were all charged with Conspiracy to Commit Murder but pleaded not guilty. Their legal Counsel, Evans Amankwaah, asked the Court to exercise its discretionary powers and grant his clients bail. He noted that the accused have shown good faith by voluntarily tendering themselves in, to the Police when they were declared wanted. However, the Prosecutor, ACP Okyere Darko, prayed the Court to decline the bail request arguing that the bail would frustrate efforts to arrest Bari Mohammed, the prime suspect in the shooting incident.
The Magistrate, Mohammed Abass refused the bail application and remanded all three for two weeks in Police custody. Friends and relatives of the deceased thronged the court premises to observe proceedings. They called for justice for their late loved one. Counsel for the accused, Evans Amankwaah later spoke to journalists.
That was Legal Counsel for three accused persons in the shooting incident at the Ashanti Regional office of the NDC, Evans Amankwaah speaking to journalists after yesterday’s first appearance of the suspects in Court.