Four granted GHS500,000 bail each over unlawful damage, threat of death

Four granted GHS500,000 bail each over unlawful damage, threat of death
Four granted GHS500,000 bail each over unlawful damage, threat of death

Africa-Press – Ghana. An Accra Circuit Court has granted four persons a GHS500,000.00 bail each over an alleged threat of death and offensive conduct. The four, additionally have been charged with conspiracy and intentionally causing unlawful damage to Public Address System, canopies, chairs and tables, value unknown.

The Court ordered that Emmanuel Arhin, Stephen Nii Kwei Laryeh, Samuel Ofori Otwere and Noah Aquah should have a common surety who is a public servant earning not less than GHS2,000.00.

They had earlier denied conspiring to intentionally cause unlawful damage, threat of death and offensive conduct. They will make their next appearance on March 8, 2022.

Five out of their accomplices who were at large when they were arraigned on February 22, were remanded and police are still searching for two more on the run.

Police Inspector Eric Pobee told the Court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh that Mr Daniel Nii Arde Tagoe, the Complainant is the Head of family for Nii Arde Nkpa clan of Kokrobite, Tuba and Langma.

He is a resident of Dansoman, Accra. Abene, Laryea, Ofori Otchic and Acquah claimed to be residents of Kokrobite but their places of abode are not known to Police.

On January 6, 2022, an announcement was made at the Kokrobite Information Centre that Mr Tagoe, the head of family of Nii Arde Nkpa, would address the community on a rulling of the High Court, Accra dated December 20, 2021.

He said on January 07, 2022, the Nii Arde Nkpa family whilst preparing the centre close to the local Pentecost Church premises to host the kokrobite town folks by the head of family, Abene heard the announcement and organized and led a group of land guards including Laryeh, Otchie and Acquah the two others (Nii Offei III and Nukman Kwame) now at large to the event centre wielding pump action guns and other offensive weapons.

The Prosecution said they verbally issued threats of warnings at the event centre that, if the head of family Daniel Nii Ardey Tagoe dared to set foot at Kokrobite on that day, they would kill him.

Inspector Pobee said the accused persons again issued a video footage which was circulating on a social media to prove their intention to kill Daniel Nii Ardey Tagoe.

Abene, Prosecution said, went ahead and commanded his group and together with them, they intentionally caused damage to the canopies, chairs, tables and the Public Address System at the event Centre which valued is unknown.

That, Otchie, alias Holy, Korley Tse alias Shark and Ofoe who were among the five arraigned on Tuesday, March 1, on a bench warrant, were seen wielding pump action guns as they shot indiscriminately in the air, scaring all who were gathered at the event.

The Court heard that three days later a complaint was lodged at the Accra Regional CID and upon intelligence, the accused persons were arrested at their hideout at Kokrobite.

During investigation, Otchie admitted the offence and mentioned Nii Offei III as the one who gave him the orders to stop the event which was being organized by the Nii Arde Nkpa family after hearing the announcement from the Kokrobite Information centre and that the Police also managed to a get the video footage. So far, ten out of 12 persons have appeared before the Court having been charged with the offences.

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