Ishmael Adams/Joana Cheabu, GNA
Kumasi, Oct. 19, GNA –
A Kumasi Circuit Court has granted a GH¢ 20, 000.00 bail with two sureties to
be justified to each of the seven persons accused of destroying 275 plastic
chairs in the bleachers of the Baba Yara Sports in Kumasi.
The chairs valued at
GH¢ 38, 500.00 were said to have been destroyed by the accused persons who were
among a group of rioting fans purporting to belong Accra Hearts Oak fan club.
This was during the
“Tabea Supper two match” played between Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Heart of
Oak, on September 2, 2018.
All seven pleaded not
guilty to the charge and will come back to the Court presided over by Mrs.
They are; Bugri Sadat,
27, Kwabena Nkrumah, 34, Nicholas Yeboah, 24, and moro Jackson, 42.
The rest are; Akwasi
Barnor, 32, Nana Adom, 35 and Kwabena Kwaaku, 40.
Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Florence Adda, prosecuting, told the Court
that, the complainants were the police officers from the Regional Police
Headquarters Kumasi, detailed to keep guard at the Stadium.
The Court further
heard that the rioting was sparked when Asante Kotoko scored the second goal in
the course of the match.
This seemed not to
have gone down well with some of the supporters of Accra Hearts of Oak, leading
to the alleged vandalization and the resultant damage to the chairs.
The security personnel
rushed to the scene and arrested the accused persons, right in the act.
In their caution
statements, all of them denied the offence; however, after investigations they
were charged and put before the Court.