Court issues arrest warrant for caretaker chief, accomplice

An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a caretaker chief of Kokrobite, in the Greater Accra region, Nii Ofei III, and an accomplice, Nukman Kwame Agbo, for threatening to kill the head of the NiiArdeNkpa Family.

They have reportedly ignored several criminal summons served on them.

The two are among six others on bail, who were arraigned on charges of conspiracy to commit crime, intentionally causing unlawful damage, threat of death and offensive conduct, conducive to the breach of peace.

The six pleaded not guilty to the charges and the court presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh adjourned the case to March 29.

They are Asafoatse Ataatie, Ataa Yaw Oshipi, Gyan, also known as also known as (aka) Top, KorleyTse aka Shark, Ofei, and Joshua aka Land Guard.

The court earlier granted a total of GH¢2 million bail to Ahene Emmanuel, Stephen Nii Kwei Laryea, Samuel Ofei and Noah Acquah with a common surety, who should be gainfully employed and earning not less than GH¢2,000 a month.

The accused were arrested upon a report made to the police by Mr Tagoe, head of the Nii Arde Nkpa Family, owners of land at Plerno, Langma, Kokrobite and Tuba.

The prosecutor, Inspector Eric Pobee, told the court that on January 6, 2022, an announcement was made at the Kokrobite Information Center that Mr Tagoe will address the community on a ruling of an Accra High Court dated December 4, 2021.

He said that while the family was preparing for the event, Ahene Emmanuel, organised and led a group of land guards (accused) to the center wielding pump action guns and other offensive weapons.

Prosecution alleged that accused verbally issued threats at the center that, if the head of family dared to come to the place, they will kill him.

Insp. Pobee said accused posted a video footage on asocial media to prove their intention to kill Daniel NiiArdeyTagoe.

He said first accused asked the group to destroy canopies, chairs, tables and spinning machines at the event center.

BY RAISSA SAMBOU

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