Four out of the eleven accused persons who caused riot at Denkyira, a suburb in the Ga South Municipality of Greater Accra Region arrested for causing riot and wielding weapons, have appeared an Accra Circuit court.

The court presided over by Mr Obiri Francis heard that, other seven are at large and are being sought for by the Ghana Police Service.

In all three of the accused persons who were put before the court out of the four persons in police grips were granted bail while the forth accused one, Thomas Lamptey, unemployed was remanded.

The three accused persons include Apetei Tettehmason, Quaye Anmah, electronic repairer, and Malik Okine, Autho-mechanic were granted a Gh?16,000.00 bail with two sureties.

They were sued by four complainants including one Janet Commey, Doris Deede, Joseph Commey and Alhaji Sheik Omanu Ahmed who are natives of Denkyir for causing damage to properties and unlawfully assaulting one Teiku Aryee.

The accused persons are jointly facing charges of conspiracy and rioting with weapons such as gun, cutlasses and sticks.

Tetteh Anmah and Lamptey were additionally y charged with causing unlawful damage to cooked kenkey and rice all valued Gh?110.00, two silver pans.

Okine was further charged for assaulting Teiku Aryee until he fell unconscious.

Superintendent of Police, Kofi Blagodzi, the prosecuting officer told the court that, the complainant and the accused persons were two factions in the Denkyira who were fighting over a parcel of land.

He said on July 27th the accused persons went on rampage armed with machines, guns and sticks and attacked other residents in the village.

The prosecutor said the complainants who were victims in the attack reported the matter to the police, who quickly proceeded to the area and arrested the accused persons but seven others escaped.

He said during investigations, the police established that the four accused persons took part in the riot adding Tetteh, Anmah and others at large caused damage to a ford Pick Up and the cooked Kenkey for sale.

On the part of Okine and Lamptey, they allegedly assaulted Mr Aryee until he became unconscious and was rushed to the Amansaman District Hospital where he was treated.

During the riots which included seven others at large, Lamptey and one other inflicted gunshot wounds on a 15 year-old boy who was rushed to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for treatment.

The court which had earlier heard the case on August 3 ordered the four accused persons to reappear on August 26, 2012 after they all pleaded not guilty.

 

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