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Court grants bail to two members of PNC

By GNA

January 11, 2011 Accra, Jan. 11, GNA - Two members of the Peoples National Convention (PNC) who allegedly broke into the party's headquarters last week, were on Tuesday granted bail by the Adjabeng District Magistrates Court "Two".

The accused persons, Dr Somtim Tobiga and Baba Ghana Seidu, were granted

GH¢4,000 bail each to re-appear on February 10.
Mrs Faustina Mary Addington, presiding over the court, granted the bail after rescinding a bench warrant issued for their arrest.

On January 6, 2011, when the case was called, the accused persons were absent compelling the court to issue a bench warrant for their arrest.

Ahmed Gado, third accused person had earlier been granted GH¢3,000 bail with two sureties one to be justified by the court.

All the accused persons have pleaded not guilty to causing damage and stealing.

Dr Edward Nasigri Mahama, PNC Presidential Candidate for Election 2008 and other officials of the party were in court.

Police Inspector Fuseini M. Iddrisu, prosecuting told the court that the three accused persons together with some members of the Council of Elders claimed they had abolished the current National Executive Committee and replaced it with an Interim Management Committee (IMC).

He said the accused persons together with others changed locks to the offices of the party's headquarters preventing the elected officers from operating.

The prosecutor said the officers including Alhaji Ahmed Rhamadan, National Chairman, Mr Bernard Mornah, General Secretary and Mr Attik Mohammed, a Policy Analyst lodged complainant with the Police at Kotobabi in Accra.

He said the accused persons were arrested and after investigations charged with the offence.

GNA