Kotobabi Rioters Charged

Seven people who were part of a youth group that attempted to attack the Kotobabi Police Station with offensive weapons to revenge for the killing of their colleague has been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court.

The accused persons are Ibrahim Amadu, Francis Nabil, Abdala Musa, Salifu Suraku, Alex Kwao, Aliu Suleman and Samuel Homadzi.

The accused persons have been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and rioting with weapons contrary to section 23(1) of Act 29/60.

They pleaded not guilty to the charges and were remanded into prison custody to reappear on March 12, 2014.

The Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Michael Jubiek presenting the case said on February 25, 2014 at about 11.30am, the Police had information that a group of young men numbering about 500 some on motorbikes and others on foot holding clubs, stones and other offensive weapons were marching to the Kotobabi Police Station to attack the station.

He said the attack was to revenge for the lynching of their colleague called Saddam Abdulai during the night of February 22, at Asylum Down.

He said the youth alleged that their colleague died as a result an encounter with the Police leading to his lynching.

Chief Inspector Jubiek stated that Police reinforcement were sent to the Nima Divisional Police and the reinforcement team managed to arrest the accused persons and brought them to the Accra Regional CID for investigations after which they were charged with the offence.

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