3 NDC members accused of murder granted bailed

A Kumasi high court, presided over by Justice Charles Wilson, has granted bail to three persons suspected of their involvement in the fatal shooting incident at the National Democratic Congress (NDC) regional office in Kumasi.

Dauda Ibrahim also known as Wayo, 40, Abdul Ganiyu (Petit), 37, and Agyin Samuel (Rock), 32, had earlier been declined bail and remanded into prison custody by a Kumasi district court presided by Mr Mohammed Abass.

However the High Court on Tuesday granted them bail in the sum of GH¢100,000.00 and two sureties each.

A fourth suspect, Suleiman Hussein, known as “Akon,” is still in prison custody.

The prosecutor, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Okyere Darko, had earlier told the lower court not to grant bail to the three accused, because they could interfere with investigations, as other suspects are still on the run.

The three, who have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder, were in prison custody for almost three months, after they turned themselves in to the Ashanti Regional Police Command on February 25, 2019.

The shooting incident which took place on February 18 this year led to the killing of Abdul Wasiu, a task force member of the NDC, and caused serious injury of another who was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The shooting incident at the party’s office at Amakom, Kumasi took place during a meeting, ahead of the party’s flagbearership contest earlier this year.

Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the party’s General Secretary, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, National Chairman among others, were caught in the melee, but they escaped unhurt.

A former Chief Executive of the Ejisu-Juaben municipality, Afrifa Yamoah Ponkoh, also had his vehicle damaged by the attackers.

The Police have further interrogated Mr Yamoah Ponkoh and Mr Yamin, two top members of the party in connection with the shooting.

FROM KINGSLEY E.HOPE, KUMASI 

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