NPP’s SA security men granted bail

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An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to the three south African ex police officers who were arrested in the Central Region for allegedly offering military training to 14 security guards of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
 
The circuit court judge ruled that each of them be granted bail to the tune of GHc 20,000 each with one surety.

The state argued that it needed more time to investigate the matter since it has national security implications.

Lawyer for the accused persons, Ellis Owusu Fordjour pleaded for bail for the accused, arguing that they are ready to cooperate with security agencies.

The circuit court judge, Patricia Quansah also ordered the BNI to keep the passports of the accused persons.

Presenting their case before the court , the Prosecutor, DSP Annor stated that the three were invited by Captain Koda and Captain Acquah to train security personnel of the NPP.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges of unlawful training and false declaration.

The Judge ordered that the accused persons be held in the court registry pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions but the BNI defied this order.

This particular move has outraged lawyers for the accused persons who had earlier in court demanded that their clients be held in the registry and released pending the fulfillment of their bail conditions.

The case has been adjourned to April 12, 2016.

 

Source: myjoyonline.com

 

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