In Kumasi Court frees NPP activist sentenced to death by hanging

The Tamale High court presided over by Justice Lawrence Mensah in 2013, sentenced a youth activist of the NPP Yakubu Yahuza to death by hanging.

  • Published:
Five members of the NPP, who were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 play

Five members of the NPP, who were sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013

24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

An Appeals court in Kumasi has freed five members of the New Patriotic Party, NPP, who were sentenced to life imprisonment after a clash in Tamale which resulted in the death of Rashid Alhassan, a youth activist of the NDC.

The Tamale High court presided over by Justice Lawrence Mensah in 2013, sentenced a youth activist of the NPP Yakubu Yahuza to death by hanging.

He was found guilty of murder and conspiracy to murder.

Four other activists of the party Abibu Dagbana, Majeed Alhassan, Alhassan Sayibu and Imoro Gundaana, were also convicted for conspiracy to murder and will serve 36 years in prison.

The decision was taken by a seven-member jury.

The five were arrested in February 2009 following a political clash between NPP and NDC youth in Tamale, resulting in the death of Rashid Alhassan, a youth activist of the NDC.

Several houses, vehicles and motorbikes and other properties in Gumbihini, Choggu and other surrounding communities in the Tamale metropolis were also set ablaze.

Meanwhile, the deputy general secretary of the NPP in the Northern region, Haruna Iddrisu has welcomed the ruling.

Speaking to Accra-based Citi FM, he believed the judges were intimidated during the proceeding at the time by the NDC, hence their judgment was not independent.

"Now that the case has been taken to Tamale, justice has been served", he added.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos





Top Articles

1 GAF Ghana Armed Forces opens 2017/2018 recruitmentbullet
2 In Uganda Woman 37, has 38 childrenbullet
3 In Upper East Police woman commits suicidebullet
4 Illegal Mining I will pull down my pulpit and do galamsey if... - ...bullet
5 Galamsey Ghana's cocoa risks being banned on the international...bullet
6 Galamsey in Ghana Minister sacks nine mine inspectorsbullet
7 Coconut Grove Fire April has been one of the most difficult...bullet
8 Security Ghana Armed Forces resumes 2017 recruitment exercisebullet
9 Husband Wahala Many young ladies waste their beauty on...bullet
10 Made in Ghana Okyenhene purchases customised Kantanka SUVbullet

Top Videos

1 Watch Stop taking collection in churches -TB Joshua to Pastorsbullet
2 TRAGEDY Fire guts Coconut Grove Hotelbullet
3 Nigerians stop deportation of chained compatriot in KLM flightbullet
4 In Zimbabwe President Mugabe’s 70 year-old aide marries his...bullet
5 Prophecy I predicted Kintampo accident - Prophetbullet
6 Ghana@60 Agya Koo embarrassed Ghana at Independence Day -...bullet
7 Vitiligo Enam Honya - is challenging what you think about beautybullet
8 Meet "The Beast" President Obama's Cadillac that's more...bullet
9 Woyome Judgement Debt Kweku Baako dances over Amidu's winbullet
10 Video Metro Mass bus catches fire on Cape Coast-Kasoa...bullet

News