Case adjourned Court grants two police constables bail

The two are to report weekly to him before the Court’s next adjournment date of July 28.

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A Circuit Court at  Fiapre in the Sunyani West District of Brong-Ahafo Region  on Tuesday granted bail to two police constables  arrested while escorting  390 bags of  stolen  cocoa fertilizers  from Sankore  to Kumasi.

The fertilizer has a total market value of GHȼ 50,000.00.

Superintendent of Police Alhaji Maama Arhin, Regional Crime Officer told the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday in Sunyani that the two officers are still in Police custody because they could not meet the bail conditions of a sum of GHȼ 8,000.00 each with two sureties to justify.

Supt  Arhin  said  the personnel who are Constable  Osei Tutu, 21 and Constable Kyei  Amoah , 27, both stationed  at Suame Divisional  Visibility Unit in  Kumasi  are also to report  weekly to  him before the Court’s next adjournment  date of  July 28.

He stated that the suspects were charged with abetment of crime and stealing whilst their civilian driver Yaw Boahen, 27 who is on Police enquiry bail would be used as witness in the case during trials.

Supt Arhin said his outfit is writing an administrative report to the Ashanti Regional Police Command where the constables are stationed for an internal disciplinary action to be taking against them.

The  police  on Sunday, July  19, at about 2200 hours  intercepted a cargo truck with registration number  GT-7050, loaded with  390 bags of  cocoa fertilizer  at the Akyerensua Police  check point in the Asutifi South District heading towards Kumasi.

Supt Arhin said police investigations revealed that the consignment was allocated for cocoa farmers   at Sankore in the Asonafo South District.

The Police investigations also revealed that the main perpetrator behind the crime was one Job of Job and sons Agro Chemicals at Sankore who is now at large. 

Credit: GNA

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