Fertilizer Cops Granted Bail

The two police officers arrested for allegedly aiding to divert fertilizers meant for farmers at Sankore in the Brong-Ahafo Region, have been granted bail by a Fiapre circuit court in the sum of GH¢8,000 each with two sureties to reappear on July 28, 2015.

They are also to report at the regional crime office weekly before the due date.

However, because they could not meet the bail conditions yesterday, the two, together with the driver of the vehicle that was carrying the goods, were still being held by the regional police command as at press time yesterday.

Speaking to DAILY GUIDE, the regional police spokesperson, ASP Christopher Tawiah, said the two cops were charged with abetment of crime.

He said though their plea of not guilty was not taken, the judge might have considered their profession as police officers already under supervision and granted them bail.

Explaining further, ASP Tawiah said the two constables had been interdicted as they were being processed for court.

He said it was likely the case might be transferred to the Ashanti Region after the bail conditions had been met and interdisciplinary action taken against them by the police administration.

The plea of the driver, Banahene Yaw, that he was only working for a passenger and acting upon the passenger’s orders was not taken either but was equally granted bail.

ASP Tawiah said investigations so far had showed that the two cops – Constable Osei Tutu and Constable Kyei Amoah – who are with the Suame visibility department, did not sign the station diary to indicate whether they were sent or not adding, ‘In the police service officers work under directives, more especially as junior officers. Even if a senior officer directs you, it must be booked.’

From Daniel Y. Dayee, Sunyani
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