Two PNC Leading Members Granted Bail
1/13/2011 1:39:48 AM -
Two leading members of the People's National Convention (PNC) were yesterday granted bail in the sum of GH¢3,000 by an Accra District Magistrate’s Court.
The two, Dr Sontim Tobiga and Baaba Ghana Seidu, will together with a third accused person who is already on bail reappear before the court on February 10, 2011.
The accused, who are members of a self styled Interim Management Committee of the PNC are before the court for allegedly breaking into the headquarters of the party and changing the locks to the doors without authority, as well as stealing photographs of Dr Edward Mahama, Mr Bernard Mornah and Mr Scott Pwamang.
They have all pleaded not guilty to charges of unlawful entry and stealing.
Presenting the facts of the case, the prosecutor, Inspector Iddrisu Fuseini, told the court that the accused persons, in the company of some thugs, changed the locks to the doors of the party’s headquarters and prevented the elected officers from using their offices.
He said the officers, including Alhaji Ahmed Ramadan, National Chairman; Mr Bernard Mornah, General Secretary, and Mr Attik Mohammed, the Policy Analyst, lodged a complaint at the Kotobabi Police Station.
He said the police arrested the three persons from the party’s headquarters and released them on bail after taking their caution statements.
Inspector Fuseini told the court that although the Divisional Commander informed them about the date and venue for the case, the two refused to appear before the court and, therefore, a bench warrant was issued for their arrest.