Assembly member charged for burning tollbooth

The Assembly member of Dumasua, near Nsoatre in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mark Tetteh, who was arrested on Monday in connection with the burning of the Fiapre tollbooth, has been granted bail by the Sunyani Magistrate Court C.

The court over presided by Judge Fred Obikyere, granted him bail in the sum of GH¢10,000 with two sureties.

Mr. Tetteh was charged with causing damage to public property, but pleaded not guilty to the charge and would appear again on  December 20.

He was arrested on Monday for allegedly leading a mob to burn the Fiapre tollbooth on Friday night, following the declaration that the NPP had won the 2016 general elections.

Some traders who spoke to The Ghanaian Times said the action by the mob was as a result of the NDC losing the election and return of the NPP in government.

A bread seller at the tollbooth, Vivian Mensah, told the Times that since the eruption of the incident business had gone down.

She appealed to authorities to ensure that the place was rebuilt for business to resume.

 

From Daniel Dzirasah Sunyani

 

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