Amasaman Transport Union leaders granted bail

The Seven leaders of the Amasaman Co-operative Union who were arrested by the police for allegedly attacking a rival union have been granted police enquiry bail.

They are Adu Manu, 56, station master; Kenneth Soglie, 50, founder and welfare Manager; Anim Siaw,53, assistant treasurer; Abu Adjonyoh,39, Treasurer,Tijani Abdulai, 58, secretary; Yussif Nurudeen,30,vice president and Frank Adu, 39, member.

They were granted police enquiry bail with a surety each and are to report to the station daily.

The Amasaman District Police Commander, Superintendent George Andrew Kumah who disclosed this to The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday, said the suspects were released on bail to assist in investigations.

Supt Kumah said calm had been restored and drivers were going about their normal duties.

“The police are in control, the situation in the area is calm, the people are going about their work without fear and panic,” he said.

It is recalled that The Ghanaian Times reported in its February 16, issue that two transport unions at Amasaman in the Ga West Municipal Assembly of Greater Accra Region at dawn on Monday clashed over who had the authority to ply particular routes to pick passengers.

The Amasaman Co-operative Transport Society Limited, located opposite Amasaman Ghana Road Transport Union, attacked the latter at their station, accusing them of “wooing” their passengers.

Threatened by operations of the GPRTU members, about 50 members of the Co-operative Union, besieged the GPRTU station, destroying vehicle windscreens, canopies, tables, light, and amplifier among others.

The suspects would be put before court as soon as investigations start.

By Anita Nyarko   

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