Mason granted bail for delay in trial

By Hafsa Obeng, GNA

Accra, Sept. 5, GNA
– A mason, Daniel Adekpui, was on Monday granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court
two years after failure of the prosecution failed to commence trial.

He was granted bail
of GH₵ 40,000.00 with two sureties. He is also expected to report the police
CID every Friday.

The court presided
over by Mr Aboagye Tandoh granted him bail after his lawyer told the court that
his client had been in custody for the past two years, and the prosecution had
failed to gather evidence to commence trial.

He said the fact
that the prosecution after two years has not been able to start trial, as well
as the fact that the accused has been in custody since then, the court’s
discretion is to grant him bail.

He later adjourned
the matter to October 3.

Earlier the prosecutor,
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Cletus Abadamlora told the court that the
complainants are the Anti-Armed Robbery Squad of the CID Headquarters, while
the accused person is a mason.

He said on May 10,
2014, the police gathered intelligence that Daniel together with an accomplice
at Ablekuma were planning to embark on a robbery expedition within the Greater
Accra Region.

The prosecution
said the police started mounting surveillance on the gang. On May 12, 2014 at
about 2100 hours Daniel was sighted boarding a motor bike operated by his
accomplice.

DSP Abadamlora said
the surveillance team saw the accused person holding a swift and brief meeting
along the line with two others at a filling station around Agape.

The team with the
help of informants intercepted Daniel at Lapaz and arrested him. A German made
pistol was discovered on him.

DSP Abadamlora said
Daniel maintained that one Dida and Zenu gave him the weapon to sell and that
he engaged the service of the said accomplice as a means of transport.

GNA

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