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Six suspects who appeared at the Effiduase District Court over their roles in the assault of a police officer on the Kumawu – Effiduase highway have been granted a GH₵10,000 bail with surety.

One of the suspects, Yaw Ofori is currently at large.

Lawyer for the accused, Henry Ohene Kumi, argued that the court should grant his clients bail because their offense was a misdemeanour, therefore, keeping them in custody until investigations are concluded was tantamount to the infringement of their rights.

Although, the judicial prosecutor, Inspector Samuel Nyame had argued that the police needed time to investigate the matter and that the accused be remanded, Presiding judge, His Worship Frank Nii Ashietey Addo was convinced by the Defence Council and granted all six bail.

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Evans Addo, Emmanuel Mensah and Thomas Kusi who is currently on admission are charged with assault on public officer, conspiracy to commit crime and abetment.

The six are to reappear in court on April 28, 2023.

By William Evans-Nkum|AkomaFM|