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Mugabe granted GH¢50, 000 bail

An Accra circuit court has granted Salifu Maase also known as  Mugabe, host of radio XYZ, bail in the sum of GH¢50,000.00 with three sureties.

 The accused was charged with offensive conduct to breach public peace and publication of false information that could cause fear and panic, by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

 Mr Godwin Tamakloe, counsel for Maase, said his client was ready to stand trial and the charges against him (client) amounted to misdemeanor.  

He said the accused had people of substance to stand surety for him and prayed the court for bail.

Deputy Superintendent of Police George Amegah told the court the prosecution was not opposed to the bail application, but pleaded with the court to make sure the bail conditions would make the accused person to appear before court for a speedy trial.

 The court presided by Mrs Eva Bannerman Williams granted Mugabe bail, and adjourned the case to May 2.

The Ghanaian Times Wednesday, April 3, 2019 issue, reported that the Director-General of the CID, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maame Yaa Tiwaa Addo-Danquah, disclosed at a press conference in Accra, that following the airing of the investigative documentary entitled “Militia” by Manasseh Azure Awuni of Multi Media group, in March, this year, Mr Maase made certain statements, which suggested that Mr Manasseh Azure Awuni’s life was under threat.

She said on March 12, police invited Maase to the CID to assist in investigation concerning the statement he made.

DCOP Addo-Danquah indicated that Maase was interrogated on a video coverage of his programme on XYZ Media, during which he made the comments about an alleged planned killing of Manasseh Azure Awuni.

She said Maase admitted to the content of the video, and stated that the statement was made under the influence of the Holy Spirit, and there was no evidence or information to back the alleged plan to kill Manasseh Azure Awuni.

GNA

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