Kofi Jumah arraigned before court

•   Mr. Maxwell Kofi Jumah

• Mr. Maxwell Kofi Jumah

Maxwell Kofi Jumah, former Asokwa Member of Parliament, who was arrested and charged with vandalising electoral materials during the parliamentary primaries of the New Patriotic Party, was yesterday arraigned before a Kumasi Circuit Court.

He pleaded not guilty and the court, presided over by Efia Adu Amankwa, granted him GH¢10,000 bail.

His campaign manager, Richard Oscar, who was said to have resisted his arrest, was also granted the same bail to re-appear on June 29.

They are to report at the Asokwa Police every Friday or have their bail revoked.

His lawyers asked the prosecution to provide evidence of the destruction.

Jumah was accused of allegedly tearing voting papers and destroying election materials, two hours into voting in his Asokwa constituency.

He was seeking to win back a seat he lost to Patricia Appiagyei, the incumbent Member of Parliament.

Those two have had a frosty relationship for years now and a bitter election in the last primary, with Jumah accusing Appiagyei of using her body for political favours.

Those comments, disgusted most of the delegates who voted against him in the last primary.

Four years on, the former Mayor of Kumasi was itching to return to Parliament, but needed first to beat the incumbent MP.



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