Court dismisses ‘Former Pres Mahama’ case

DCOP Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III,Accra Regional Police Commander

DCOP Osabarima Oware Asare Pinkro III,Accra Regional Police Commander

An Accra circuit court has struck out the case of Kwame Gyebi, a man who allegedly stated that former President John Dramani Mahama will “fall down” during last year’s Independence Day parade.

When the matter was called, prosecution and accused were not in court.

The court presided by Mr Aboagye Tandoh therefore struck out the matter for want of prosecution.

Gyebi, 33, who is being held on charges of threat of death and offensive conduct, on a number of occasions failed to turn up in court.

The Prosecution Deputy Superintendent of Police George Amegah sought for a bench warrant for his arrest. However at Tuesday’s sitting both prosecution and accused were not prsent in court.

Gyebi pleaded not guilty and he was granted bail by the court.

Gyebi is alleged to have made the comment at a drinking spot at Dzworwulu, in Accra, and this was witnessed by some people.

He was said to have boasted that he knew what he was referring to and dared anyone to mark his words.

The matter was reported to the Airport Police and was subsequently put before court on March 1, last year. -GNA

 

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