Attackers of Akua Donkor denied bail again

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By Lorlornyofm May 5, 2017 10:28

Attackers of Akua Donkor denied bail again

The Accra Circuit Court has, for the second time, denied bail to four persons alleged to have robbed the Founder and Leader of the Ghana Freedom Party (GFP), Madam Akua Donkor.

The accused persons — Yakubu Yusif, the Central Regional Chairman of the GFP; Madam Donkor’s personal driver, Banabas Kayase; Abdul Razak and Opoku Agyeman — were denied bail on their first appearance before the court on January 8, 2017.

At yesterday’s sitting of the court, counsel for the four accused persons, Mr Vincent Aikins, filed a motion asking the court to once again grant bail to his clients, but the court, presided over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh, in a ruling, dismissed the bail application, describing it as premature.

“It is premature at this stage of the trial to grant bail,’’ he ruled.

He, however, declared that the trial would be done expeditiously to prevent the accused persons from being remanded for long.

He, subsequently, fixed May 8, 9, 10 and 12, 2017 as the new dates for the continuation of the trial.

Not guilty

The four men have pleaded not guilty to two counts of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery.

Two other alleged members of the gang, identified only as Joe and Nuamah, are currently on the run.

Yusif, Kayase and Agyeman are alleged to have contracted Shaibu, Joe and Nuamah to rob the former presidential hopeful at Sowutuom, near Accra, on December 30, last year.

 

The alleged robbers, armed with guns, attacked Madam Donkor in her vehicle and made away with her handbag containing $30,000, GH¢2,000, a plane ticket and other items.

Source: Graphic.com.gh

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