Tailor remanded over threat of death

 A 26-year-old tailor, Em­manuel Alormasor, has been remanded in police custody over threats to kill some members within Ketu South Mu­nicipality of the Volta Region.

The suspect, a resident of Kpo­gedi, a suburb of Aflao, appeared before the Aflao Circuit Court on charges of conspiring with three others, Edem Awuye, Prosper, also known as Jah Bless, and J.J. (all at large), to commit crime and to cause harm.

Police Chief Inspector, Mr Seth Appau, told the court presided over by Mr Joseph Ofosu Behome that the police intercepted an audio recording from a WhatsApp platform known as “Stop the Kill­er Dykes” in which the accused were heard planning to unleash violence on some leaders in Ketu South.

“Emmanuel was heard saying he has stayed in Nigeria before and knows some wicked people who he can hire to kill Torgbui Adamah and some leaders of Ketu South, who are suspected to be support­ing the operations of Seven Seas Salt Limited in Ketu South Munic­ipality”, Chief Insp Appau said.

He said when Emmanuel, the leader of the group was arrested, he admitted posting such audio re­cording on the group’s WhatsApp platform.

Chief Insp Appau said an android mobile phone, which the suspect used to post the audio recording had been retrieved from Emmanuel.

Prosecution prayed the court to issue an order for the phone to be taken to Cyber Crime Unit, of the Criminal Investigations Depart­ment Headquarters in Accra for a search to be conducted for further investigations.

The trial has been adjourned to November 17, 2022.

There have been agitations recently by some citizens of Ketu South, especially the youth following the recent drowning of a mother and her three children in a pit dug in the Keta Lagoon at Laklevikope.

The citizens, who alleged the pits dug by a salt mining company, Seven Seas Salt Limited, staged a protest asking the government to stop the company from illegally expanding its operations beyond its Adina concession.

Meanwhile, the Minerals Com­mission and the Environmental Protection Agency had held a meeting with stakeholders in the municipality in a bid to investigate the agitations.

The regulatory bodies refuted claims by the citizens, saying, op­erations of the salt mining compa­ny in the area were legal and that it had three concessions and not just one. -GNA

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