Some 32 alleged national security galamseyers have been admitted to a bail bond of GHS350,000 by the Koforidua Circuit Court “B” presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei.
The lead prosecutor, Mr Dickson Donkor, an Assistant State Attorney, did not oppose the prayer for bail by the lawyers for the accused in court on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
The elated 32 sang to the glory of God amidst shouts of ‘Who say man no dey?’ after they were granted bail.
The case has been adjourned to 7 July 2021.
The 32 got arrested a few weeks ago while doing illegal mining in the Atewa Forest.
After a previous appearance in court, they were heard shouting within the premises of the court that they had been sent by the presidency.
They made that allegation after the same court refused to grant them bail on Monday, 24 May 2021.
Seated in handcuffs in a bus, the 32 accused the governing New Patriotic Party of using and dumping them.
“You sent us to Ayawaso in the 2020 election, you sent us to Kumasi to make a show but today you are calling us thieves; meanwhile, it is the office of the President that sent us to the Atewa Forest. NPP is not a good party. We will show them,” they threatened angrily.
The 32 accused persons are George Asante, Kwaku Frimpong, Alfred Kyei, Yaw Opoku, Richard Nartey, Paul Osei Kuffour, Dominic Beblie, Samuel Kofi Edusei, Silas Boakye Gyan, Joseph Oduro Asare, Mukaila Attah, Stephen Opoku, Michael Quansah, Derrick Adu Kwakye, Razark Suleman, Stephen Kofi Felan, Dominic Ghansah, Robert Nartey Tetteh, Eric Addei, Yakubu [email protected] Jordan 1 and Benlord [email protected] Commander.